CARMEN - A REFLECTION OF TRAGIC WINES FROM ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDY Music, lyrics and theater of the movement are the basic trinity of the principles of ancient Greek classical tragedy. All genres of Renaissance art are irrevocably revived by her. In our new production of CARMEN by Georges Bizet, directing, in the view from her musical drama to her life on stage, is a personal choice for an independent conceptual view in the style of mixed principles of modernity and traditions of ancient Greek theater. But the ancient Japanese theater BUT, which combines closeness with it, also gives grounds for seeking approaches that motivate my choice to escape the clichés of familiar interpretations of the eternal masterpiece of French musical realistic theater. In this sense, the spatial dimensions keep the scene cleared of props, free from deciphering the genre according to classical categories. Dominant is the concentration on the fate of the main actors, placed in the central circle as their main arena of destiny. And the space around the arena is the place for the spectators, for their game, behavior and reactions of a simultaneously observing, commenting and acting Choir. The composition of the spatial parts for the action and the play are in harmonious proportions and proportionality of the parts in the stage space. The circle as a geometric figure, a legacy together with the square of the ancient Greek canon in sculptural thinking about the proportions of the human body, is our main and elevated stage. It is also defined as a harmonious relationship for the three main actors involved in the tragedy of the libretto. Three amphitheater tribunes surrounding the circle are a generalized symbol of the seats for the spectators, but in the musical-scenic dramatic fabric, this is the singing choir. They, the spectators - chorus, become an energetic collective catalyst for the dramatic conflict between the tragic figure of the main character and her surroundings, expressed precisely by the collective character - Chorus, the other very important actor in ancient Greek classical tragedy. This is how the conflict manifests itself: the tragic and lonely figure of Carmen, whose behavior is always focused on playing in the arena, stands, completely independent and isolated, in the counterpoint of the generalized image of the commenting community of hidden, indifferent and impersonal masked chorus. , a particularly important and strong collective character. Completely isolated and independent of the masked environment is the behavior, action and sad drama of the three fatefully intertwined protagonists: Carmen - Don Jose - Mikaela. The other characters: Escamillo, Dancairo, Remendado, Fraskita and Mercedes, along with the episodic Morales and Tsuniga, are symbols of the common alloy - a picture that visually vibrates, with carelessness and vitality, and is on the periphery of the main characters' personal drama. CARMEN is a tragedy of personality. That is why in the show she is the center, as an earthly person, but limited by an alien force. There are two vital vibrations of the main character: love and freedom. Love and freedom are more important to her than life. She herself becomes their victim, fighting against the predestination that marked her. Her urges for independence make her a victim. From the very beginning she was doomed above all else. Her personality does not fit into frames. She chooses, she determines her behavior. For her, the world is impersonal and soulless. He prefers solitude. Carmen makes the decisions for her life on her own. She does not accept the predicted death from the cards and it is her right to choose that leads her to the death she goes to for her fatal meeting with Jose. Thus, with the freedom of his strong spirit, independent of anyone, he decides on his life. Her pride is punished also because of her conscience constantly looking for change - audacity and challenge. But human life is in the hands of Fate. Carmen is a reflection of tragic guilt, close in fate to heroines and images from the classic masterpieces of ancient Greek tragedy.