《卡门》多达三十六位舞者、歌手及乐团的大型编制也是弗拉明戈舞剧中难得一见的大制作，于1992年日本东京首演大获成功后，随着欧洲、美国、亚洲等世界各地的邀约不断。而拉法叶•亚吉拉弗拉明戈舞团的素质更是全球公认最为顶尖，舞者几乎都来自西班牙国家舞团（Ballet National de Espana）。虽然本身拥有丰富演出经验及扎实弗拉明戈舞艺，但进入舞团之后，每位舞者都必须再接受古典芭蕾舞及现代舞的严格训练，才能淋漓尽致演绎拉法叶•亚吉拉独创的舞蹈张力及质感。舞团培养出的大量国际弗拉明戈巨星，其中包括当今最具盛名的弗拉明戈界的天后玛丽亚•佩姬(Maria Pages)以及天王安东尼欧•马杰斯(Antonio Marquez)。
Carmen by The Ballet Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar
Time: 2015/12/24-25 (Wed-Thu.) 8:00pm
Place: GOH Opera Hall
The success story of the Ballet Rafael Aguilar begins in 1960 in Pans. It was here that Rafael and Manuela Aguilarfounded their company of seven artists. among them Carmen Salinas. Now manager of the company and executor to the choreographic heritage of Rafael Aguilar.
Currently, Ballet Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar consists of 35 excellent dancers. Musicians and singers, who, to this day, exclusively present choreographies of the ballet’s founder. For good reason, since the contemporary and modern styles of Rafael Aguilar’s choreographies remain unsurpassed. Staged by an extraordinary ensemble grouped around excellent soloists they excite audiences the world over.
Directed by Carmen Salinas the company has scored overwhelming success with the choreographies Carmen Flamenco andBolero especially at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Hamburg’s Staatsoper, the Teatro Olimpico in Rome and The Ronacher Theatre in Vienna, only to name a few.
The repertory of Ballet Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar includes a great variety of its founder’s choreographies, among others the award-winning Matador(Jefferson Award,1988; Laurence Olivier Award,1991)，EI Rango(created for the Ballet Nacional de Espana,1979), Bolero(Best Choreography1987, awarded at the Festival dela Versiliana) and Diquela de la Alhambra, which is to return to the stage in 2003.
All dancers of the Ballet Teatro Espanol have received thorough education in classical and Spanish dance, as will as in flamenco. A large number of the soloists join Ballet Teatro Espanol from Ballet National de Espana in order to perfect their dancing and artistic skills. The musicians and singers are among the best in Spain.
In the course of the 35 years in which Rafael Aguilar directed the Ballet personally, he discovered such flamenco stars as Jooaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales, Lola Greco, El Grilo, Antonio Marquez, Adrian Galia, Miguel Angel Espino, Rafael Amargo, Carmen Linares, Mariquilla, Maria Pages and Javier Baron.
The Ballet Teatro Espanol works and rehearses in the company－owned studio, which is also used by a number of other flamenco artists and ensembles such as Sara Baras and her company.