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Carmen, a classic opera dating back to 1845, tells the tragic story of a Love Triangle between a corporal, a bull fighter, and the mysterious, exotic, alluring, hedonistic, independent, flirtatious gypsy woman simply known as Carmen.
This Work Provides Examples of:
- Badass Baritone: Escamillo, a classic example
- Betty and Veronica: Micaela and Carmen for Don José
- Male version: Don José and Escamillo for Carmen
- The Cast Showoff: Whoever plays Carmen must be a great singer and a good dancer.
- Any guy who plays Escamillo must be a prize show-off: let Sam Ramey show you how it is done.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Don José
- Dance of Romance: Carmen dances for Don José when they are reunited in act II.
- Destructive Romance: for both main characters, but especially Don José
- Downer Ending
- Green-Eyed Monster
- Femme Fatale: Carmen
- Hair of Gold: Micaela
- Hot Gypsy Woman: Carmen
- "I Am" Song: Votre toast (Toreador's Song); possibly L'amour est un oiseaux rebelle (Habanera)
- If I Can't Have You
- Large Ham
- Love Makes You Evil
- Love Triangle: Micaela/José/Carmen and José/Carmen/Escamillo
- The Male Ingenue Must Be a Tenor
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Don José tries to kill Escamillo but doesn't succeed.
- Outlaw Couple: Carmen and Don José eventually became this, but it doesn't last.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: Carmen is one of the most popular and well-known operas.
- Rated "M" for Manly: see Badass Baritone
- Roma: Carmen
- Shout-Out: Escamillo might have been named after a famous female torero Nicolasa Escamilla, nicknamed La Pajuelera (Goya has made a famous picture of her).
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Escamillo
- Tarot Troubles: Carmen, Frasquita and Mercedes read cards in Act III. Frasquita and Mercedes, being secondary characters, get romance and wealth, Carmen gets death.
- Toros Y Flamenco
- You Can't Fight Fate: Carmen's reaction to the cards.
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