Brandishing his trophies, the triumphant toreador tours the arena to the applause of the public, who hand him flowers and wine.
It is significant the bullfighter is mounted, he says: ‘In the real story of Carmen, her second lover is not a toreador but a famous picador.’
Better to have had the brilliant young conductor Philippe Jordan on stage, seen at the start wielding his baton like a toreador with his sword.
The toreador 's victorious march overlaps don Jose's killing of Carmen with the clamors of ‘Victoire!’
He constructed a toreador mounted on a horse composed of drainpipes, with bicycle tyres to represent the horse's protruding entrails.
His approach to the arts was akin to that of a toreador to a bull.
Ramon, a famous toreador - pigheaded and full of himself - also takes an immediate interest in the fiery female.
I applaud his swift-footed move: Like the toreador who dodged the bull at the last milisecond, he escaped being gored.
But there are so many bulls and nary a toreador to be seen by the portal.
The humor in ‘G,’ for instance, comes from the gap between a lithe and elegant woman's body and her evocation of a bull, perhaps also a toreador , in response to verses about cowboys lassoing cattle in Argentina.