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Act Four

A square in front of the amphitheatre in Seville. Dressy crowd waits for the public entertainment – the bullfight. Everyone's favourite Escamillo appears with happy, luxuriously dressed Carmen. «I am yours forever!» – Carmen vows to her new beloved. Frasquita and Mercedes approach and warn her that Jose has been seen in the crowd.

The fanfares blare – the bullfight is about to begin. The crowd noisily flows into the doors of the amphitheatre. Carmen is also going there, but Jose blocks her way. The last time he begs Carmen to forget the past and to return to him. But Carmen cannot lie. «I was born free, and I will die free» – she says to José and boldly faces certain death in the name of freedom.


    March, 2019