Feature: Roland Petit’s 'Carmen'

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Carmen exploded into the decorous world of British ballet at its premiere in 1949, with ballet lovers shocked by the sexually voracious choreography and music lovers by the daring rearrangement of Bizet’s electrifying score.

Created especially by Petit for Renée (Zizi) Jeanmaire, Carmen is a vivid and emotionally charged story of seduction, intrigue and betrayal which remains Petit’s more popular work.

Catch Carmen performed by the English National Ballet in London at the London Coliseum, 21-24 July 2011 **“Info & Online booking”:http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?itemid=1300

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