History Theatre / Carmen

10th Feb '18 6:13:49 AM CyrilPMG
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* CanonForeigner: Micaela does not exist in Mérimée's novel.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Don José tries to kill Escamillo but doesn't succeed.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Don José tries to kill Escamillo but doesn't succeed.
18th Nov '17 1:45:49 AM Matchstick
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!!This opera provides examples of:

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!!This opera provides !!''Carmen'' contains examples of:



** Don Jose also fits this trope - behind his façade of propriety is a violent and dangerous individual.

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** Don Jose also fits this trope - behind trope--behind his façade of propriety is a violent and dangerous individual.



* GoldDigger: Mercédès, during the fortune-telling number, sees herself becoming the wife of a wealthy but senile man and then, as his widow, inheriting magnificently.

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* GoldDigger: Mercédès, during the fortune-telling number, sees herself becoming the wife of a wealthy but senile man and man--and then, as his widow, inheriting magnificently.



* LovedINotHonorMore: Don José tries to do this in Act II, resolving to leave the titular gypsy rather than desert the army as she demands. Unfortunately, just as he's about to walk out, his commander Lt. Zuniga walks in to have his own way with Carmen - [[CrazyJealousGuy José attacks him]], leaving himself with no choice but to run away with Carmen after all.

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* LovedINotHonorMore: Don José tries to do this in Act II, resolving to leave the titular gypsy rather than desert the army as she demands. Unfortunately, just as he's about to walk out, his commander Lt. Zuniga walks in to have his own way with Carmen - [[CrazyJealousGuy Carmen--[[CrazyJealousGuy José attacks him]], leaving himself with no choice but to run away with Carmen after all.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The original novel by Prosper Mérimée, anyway. The original Carmen may have been a Roma and worked for a while a cigarella... but she was also an influential campaigner for the rights of working women, and ''not'' a known criminal (it was actually her soldier-boyfriend- who may or may not have met her when his detachment were making an attack on a Romany camp- who went to prison, after killing a man in a fight over Carmen). Unfortunately the story of her death (well, her new man was a picador, not a toreador, but apart from that...) was true, and Merimee [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] the rest of the couple's life from that.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The original novel by Prosper Mérimée, anyway. The original Carmen may have been a Roma and worked for a while a cigarella... but she was also an influential campaigner for the rights of working women, and ''not'' a known criminal (it was actually her soldier-boyfriend- who soldier-boyfriend--who may or may not have met her when his detachment were making an attack on a Romany camp- who camp--who went to prison, after killing a man in a fight over Carmen). Unfortunately the story of her death (well, her new man was a picador, not a toreador, but apart from that...) was true, and Merimee [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] the rest of the couple's life from that.
4th Jul '17 7:42:46 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Franchise/CarmenSandiego the world's greatest thief,]] though that Carmen does share a few similarities with this one and has had the opera factor into her CriminalMindGames a couple of times.



* BadassBaritone: Escamillo, a classic example
** Though not an evil one (he's only as violent as his job requires).

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* BadassBaritone: Escamillo, a classic example
** Though
example, though not an evil one (he's only as violent as his job requires).



* BettyAndVeronica: Micaela and Carmen for Don José

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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Micaela and Carmen for Don José
16th May '17 6:32:51 AM Arashi110
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** A subverted male version in Don José and Escamillo for Carmen. Escamillo ''seems'' like the Veronica, due to his dangerous and exciting profession, but it turns out Don José is the truly violent one.

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** A subverted male version in Don José and Escamillo for Carmen. Escamillo ''seems'' like the Veronica, due to his dangerous and exciting profession, but he's really a laid-back and rather nice guy (as shown in his often-cut duet with Don José), and it turns out Don José is the truly violent one.
18th Jan '17 7:41:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TorosYFlamenco

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* TorosYFlamencoTorosYFlamenco: Complete with a bullfighter.
11th Sep '16 2:41:43 PM AutumnLeaves
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* SurprisinglySimilarStories: A gypsy girl seduces a young man who leaves his life behind to be by her side. Some time later, she falls in love with another guy, claiming herself to value freedom most of all. The spurned man goes crazy and kills her. Sounds familiar? Actually it's the plot of AlexanderPushkin's poem ''The Gypsies'', written 21 years before Merimet's novella.

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* SurprisinglySimilarStories: A gypsy girl seduces a young man who leaves his life behind to be by her side. Some time later, she falls in love with another guy, claiming herself to value freedom most of all. The spurned man goes crazy and kills her. Sounds familiar? Actually it's the plot of AlexanderPushkin's poem ''The Gypsies'', written 21 years before Merimet's Mérimée's novella.
11th Sep '16 2:40:51 PM AutumnLeaves
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* SurprisinglySimilarStories: A gypsy girl seduces a young man who leaves his life behind to be by her side. Some time later, she falls in love with another guy, claiming herself to value freedom most of all. The spurned man goes crazy and kills her. Sounds familiar? Actually it's the plot of AlexanderPushkin's poem ''The Gypsies'', written 21 years before Merimet's novella.



* WholePlotReference: A gypsy girl seduces a young man who leaves his life behind to be by her side. Some time later, she falls in love with another guy, claiming herself to value freedom most of all. The spurned man goes crazy and kills her. Sounds familiar? Actually it's the plot of AlexanderPushkin's poem ''The Gypsies'', written 21 years before Merimet's novella.
11th Sep '16 2:38:54 PM AutumnLeaves
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* WholePlotReference: A gypsy girl seduces a young man who leaves his life behind to be by her side. Some time later, she falls in love with another guy, claiming herself to value freedom most of all. The spurned man goes crazy and kills her. Sounds familiar? Actually it's the plot of AlexanderPushkin's poem ''The Gypsies'', written 21 years before Merimet's novella.
23rd Jul '16 4:31:53 PM Josef5678
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* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: Carmen and her friends are gypsies.
23rd Jul '16 1:27:18 PM AzureOwl
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* BeastlyBloodsports

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* BeastlyBloodsportsBeastlyBloodsports: A toreador named Escamillo is one of the main characters and the climax of the story takes place outside an arena while a bullfight is in progress.



* IfICantHaveYou

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* IfICantHaveYouIfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:Don José would rather see Carmen dead than with another man.]]



* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: Carmen

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* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: CarmenCarmen and her friends are gypsies.
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