By Pilar Albarracín (Séville, 1968)
Acrylic and pencil on paper
« In Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen represents the rupture in the social order, the unbridled passions, repressed by the morality of the time. She is Spanish and incarnates the first free woman on the French lyric scene. »
Eponymous character of a short story by Prosper Mérimée from 1845 adapted to opera by George Bizet in 1875, Carmen is the femme fatale par excellence. The young Andalusian gypsy girl uses her charms to bewitch her lovers and dies stabbed to death by a jealous suitor.