In the mid 19th century, the free spirited gypsy cigarerra from the Tabaco factory of Seville scandalizes the world and right away becomes a symbol of the modern, independent woman. For more than a century musicians, singers, directors, researchers and collectors take through time the story of Carmen, turning it into a legend. Narrated by the British actor Ben Cross the film unveils the very first interpretations of Carmen and her place in the early development of the recording industry and cinema. The movie follows the rehearsal process of the production of Carmen in Theater St. Gallen, staged by Italian director Nicola Berloffa and the exploration of the soprano Alexandrina Pendatchanska in the title role. Immortal art is created by mortal people!