Curiously, it was two Frenchmen who gave life to the myth of Spain and its women. Prospero Mérimée with his tragic novel and Georges Bizet with his fiery and passionate opera. Carmen prefers death to falsehoods or the denial of freedom. Her love is as absolute as it is brief, given only at the peak of its intensity. Antonio Andrade and his flamenco company have adapted Bizet's version, inspired by Seville, the birthplace of flamenco. They re-create classic opera themes and interpret them with the spirit of new flamenco, with Arabic elements, jazz and salsa mixed in. 'Mi Carmen Flamenca' takes 'Carmen'the opera, in dance as well as music, from the exile of classical to the flamenco of its roots.