Inspired by black-box theatre, BK Opera aims to strip back opera to its emotional core, providing a minimalist take on the extravagance usually associated with the artform.
In their debut production of Carmen, the heart of the story is reinterpreted for a modern audience. With the current epidemic of domestic violence, slut shaming and victim blaming in our culture, this is not the traditional view of Carmen as a femme fatale. Don José is no longer the eager to please ingenue transfixed by the seductress. He leads himself down the path to temptation through a misplaced sense of entitlement.