All know that the opera “Carmen” of Georges Bizet is brilliant. According to P. I. Tchaikovsky, it is "one of those few things which are fated to reflect in themselves in the strongest degree musical aspirations of the whole era. In ten years "Carmen" will be the most popular opera in the world...". These words of the composer were prophetical. Up to this day opera "Carmen" is one of the most popular theatre performances who fascinates not only delightful music, but also the history of the strong and independent woman.
Bizet's melodies are simply penetrated by dancing expression — from here and naturalness of the numerous transfers of "Carmen" on choreographic language. Each of ballet masters seeks to present own interpretation of the melodramatic plot of Prosper Merimee, to find bright nonconventional decisions.
The modern version of the fatal love story of the sergeant Hoze to Gipsy Carmen is carried out by the choreographer Sergey Bobrov in common Yuliana Malkhasyants. Adhering to the literary fundamental principle, directors create original work in which action reveals means of both vocal, and choreographic arts. There is in this performance also something special: on the scene, replacing each other, there will be Merimee's heroes — Carmen and Michaela, Hoze and the Toreador — performed by actors of opera and ballet troupe. They will not only dance, but also to sing the love story, beauty and passion. In the performance the brightest opera episodes will sound, and in the choreographic score composed by S. Bobrov, elements of the classical and modern ballet organically will intertwine.
"For Carmen love is bird — gift unexpected and fleeting, for Hoze love — happiness, but also constancy duty. He can't exist under the free sky where there lives the love bird!"
"She comes nearer, graceful, languid, coquettish... In her serenity there is something African... her passion is short, unexpected, feverish... This is love — fatum, fate, shameless, innocent, cruel"
Such interpretation of the image of Carmen drew attention of directors. Their Carmen — is erotic, capricious, proud and free. It is sensual elements which are embodied and in dance fantastically vigorous, full of fire, and in drunk-passionate opera arias and ensembles, and in magnificent suits of the magnificent theatre artist Anna Nezhnaya.