In the wonderful location of the Stadium of Domitian, in the ruins of the archaeological area of Piazza Navona, you will be overwhelmed by the passion of the great compositor georges Bizet, who made "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" one of the most famous opera arias, Georges Bizet.
The sublime voices of opera singers, will take you by the hand to the discovery of the Opera that excited all over the world, Carmen, in a delightful shortened version.
You will keep memory of this unique experience of this emotional evening in a wonderful contrast between the distant Ancient Rome and the present. From 8pm, you can visit the Archaeological Area before the concert. Audioguide is included.
Act 1 Around 1820, in Seville, Spain, the most provocative gypsy, Carmen, is of all the girls at a place near a cigarette factory. There are a lot of men and women. She sings ‘Habanera’ and, she fascinates the young men there. But, only a soldier of the guard, Don Jose isn’t interested in her. Carmen provocatively throws a flower to him, and leaves. The girls who went back to the cigarette factory, cause a quarrel. Carmen is to blame, and she is arrested. However, Carmen seduces the guard, Jose, and runs away. Act 2 A month later, Jose who was imprisoned for letting Carmen slip away, has just been released, and he goes to meet her at a tavern. With that flower in his hand, He tells her his feelings. Carmen requires Jose not to report for roll call, but to stay with her. Jose is worried. He can’t help himself to join the smugglers with her. Act 3 Carmen’s group members are smugglers. Jose later regrets his choice. Carmen is already in love another man, Escamillo who is a bullfighter. Then, Jose’s childhood friend, Micaela, visits him. She informs him that his mother is seriously ill. Jose decides to go home. The following month, at the square in front of the bullfight arena, Escamillo who is Carmen’s lover, is welcomed by spectators. He enters the arena. Carmen remains at the square, then, Jose appears. He demands she leave with him, but she refuses to. In rejection to his persistence, Carmen throws away the ring that Jose once gave her. Jose stabs her to death with a dagger, and he is then dumbfounded by his actions.