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Podcast: Carmen

This podcast episodes explores the love affair of Georges Bizet's Carmen

Hot, exotic Andalucía. The setting for a doomed love affair where the romantic, but naïve soldier Don José is led astray by the bewitching Carmen. For Bizet, Spain was warm and colourful, but with a dark and dangerous side. Much like the opera’s femme fatale.

Mezzo soprano Stephanie d’Oustrac, musicologist Hugh Macdonald and Glyndebourne dramartug Cori Ellison discuss the enduring appeal of Carmen, a character who is at once both alluring and elusive.

Available on iTunes

Presenter: Katie Derham.
Produced by Anishka Sharma for Whistledown Productions for Festival 2015.

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