Co-production by Gran Teatre del Liceu and Abu Dhabi Festival
Flamenco at the Festival
María Pagés premieres her feminine vision of Carmen in From Sheherazade to Yo, Carmen, hailed all over the world as one of the finest contemporary flamenco shows – a new take on the gypsy cigarette girl from Mérimée’s novella who was made famous by Bizet and the storyteller of the Arabian Nights.
Pagés reinterprets these two central characters as women who advance undaunted, proud of their identity, women free of conventions and hackneyed folklore. She enables us to hear “a woman’s voice rising clearly and powerfully before us to express the reality that confronts, builds and develops the female soul.”