DUN LAOGHAIRE, IRELAND
June 18, 2010
A Glasthule Opera Production
Pictures by Mary Jo Kittle
Captions by Berta Calechman
Famous children's chorus. "Sur la place."
Carmen and the other "cigarette girls" from the tobacco factory next door,
take a lunch break. Carmen laughs at all the men watching her, and sings the
famous "Habanera." She tells the men she is free as a bird, and to watch
out for her. She notices Don Jose, and he interests her, because he's the
only one not fawning over her. Carmen and Don Jose lock eyes for a
moment. She throws him the flower she was wearing, and runs away.
Don Jose is flattered by being singled out, and muses on the flower.
Micaela, Don Jose's old girlfriend, shows up, with a letter from his mother,
asking him to come home.
Don Jose and his commanding officer, Zuniga.