Roland Petit’s ballet Carmen was a smash hit at its premiere at London’s Prince’s Theatre in 1949. Structured in five scenes, the work reimagines the classic opera, using an innovative mixture of modern and classical ballet, mime, and Spanish-style movement to create a contemporary interpretation of Bizet’s Romantic masterpiece. In this 2005 production at the Palais Garnier, Clairemaire Osta (Carmen), Nicolas Le Riche (Don José), and Guillaume Charlot (Escamillo) star, framed by Antoni Clavé’s vibrant decor and costumes. Experience this landmark ballet in a striking 21st-century revival!
Photo: © Jaime Roque de la Cruz