In an one woman tour-de-force, Kirstin Chávez IS Carmen. She has sung the role throughout the world and now takes us through Carmen's journey from her own unique perspective, in a complete vocal and physical embodiment of this timeless character.
Through Carmen's reflections on the passions that drove her, the men who desired her,
determination that burned within her and the jealousy that destroyed her, Kirstin explores the enigma at the heart of Carmen and reveals why the fascination with her continues.
This new production is specially devised by Kirstin Chávez in collaboration with Artistic Director Johnathon Pape. Kirstin delivers Bizet's timeless music in her seductive mezzo and also tells Carmen's story through the language of flamenco, choreographed by the Buenos Aires-born flamenco dancer Sol Koeraus, "La Argentinita". Also drawing on her Spanish heritage Kirstin Chávez is the ultimate Carmen.
Kirstin will sing in the original French with the monologue in English (and also in Spanish at The Cervantes Theatre).
"American mezzo Kirstin Chávez is the Carmen of a lifetime. With her dark, generous mezzo, earthy eroticism, volcanic spontaneity and smoldering charisma, Chávez has it all, including a superb command of French and a sense of humor. And she can dance, too. Chávez's performance went beyond opera, beyond music, to that rare place where theater and truth meet."
- Opera News
James Longford - Piano
Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3QE
THU 8 JUNE 1:00pm
WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
024 7652 4524 / WARWICKARTSCENTRE.CO.UK
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
FRI 9 JUNE 7:45pm
THE CERVANTES THEATRE
020 3633 4406 / CERVANTESTHEATRE.COM
Arch 26, Old Union St Arches, 229 Union St, London SE1 0LR
MON 12 JUNE (Spanish) 7:30pm
TUE 13 JUNE (Spanish) 7:30pm
THU 15 JUNE (English) 7:30pm
FRI 16 JUNE (English) 7:30pm
SAT 17 JUNE (English) 7:30pm
Runtime: 1 Hour without Interval