The Teatro de la Zarzuela, in collaboration with the Ballet Nacional de España, yesterday premiered La Bella Otero, which will run until 18 July.
This dramatic ballet, created and directed by Rubén Olmo, director of the Ballet Nacional de España, tells the story of the intense life of one of the most famous and influential dancers of the late 19th century, Carolina Otero. A world-famous Spanish artist, her name is known throughout the world, but her story remains hidden to many. A woman from a Galician village who invented herself out of a tragic event in her childhood. With Merimée’s Carmen as her guide, she used men to rise in her artistic career and was admired by kings all over Europe, although the only love into whose arms she fell was that of gambling. La Bella Otero is a reflection on mistreatment, ambition, success, the inability to love and loneliness. Tickets at this link.