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Malcom McLaren – The Artist
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (1946 – 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols. McLaren also performed as a solo artist, initially popularising hip hop and world music and later diversifying into funk and disco, the dance fashion for “voguing” and merging opera with contemporary electronic musical forms.
Carmen – The Song
‘Carem’ is a song by Malcolm McLaren, an electronic interpretation of the operatic work. It was released as a single from McLaren’s 1984 album Fans.
Spanish Gypsy Dancer – The Shape
Modelled into the silhouette of a Spanish gypsy performing a Flamenco dance with a fan.
Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed in 1875. The opera is written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue. It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous torero Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality, and lawlessness, and the tragic death of the main character on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial.
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