In one of the most popular operas of all time, Bizet’s free-spirited femme fatale, Carmen, is the kind of woman your mother warned you about. It’s Carmen’s world and the rest of us are just living in it.
As exemplified in the main visual, Carmen’s red dress is luring a young bull fighter (represented as a bull) to become her lover. Her powerful and potent beauty and passion end up being her strengths, but in the end, also her weakness.
Bad girls do make good opera. They always have. But none more pronounced than Carmen.