Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy. Well, everyone except corporal Don José. But even he succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen's name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. Micaëla, Don José's hometown sweetheart, attempts to wrest him from Carmen's grasp but to no avail — fate has already issued its decree. With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic melodies, Georges Bizet's masterpiece has become one of the world's most popular operas.