10 May 2017

A feminist view of Carmen

From Upbeat, 1:25 pm on 10 May 2017

Lindy Hume directed her breakthrough” production of Bizet’s opera Carmen twenty five years ago as an idealistic young feminist. It upset many in its exposure of the sexism inherent in the work. Lindy’s new production for New Zealand Opera sets out to undermine all the clichés associated with Bizet’s sunny sexy Spain, to create a Carmen for today: a woman who chooses the way in which she will live, love and die.

New Zealand Opera direction Lindy Hume

New Zealand Opera direction Lindy Hume Photo: Supplied