Tess Challoner has made it. She is going to play Carmen in a new production of the opera that promises to be as raunchy and explicit as it is intelligent. But Tess needs to learn a lot about passion and desire before the opening night. Tony Varguez, the handsome but jealous Spanish tenor, takes on the task of her education. When Tess finds herself drawn to a desirable new member of the cast she knows sheÂ’s playing with fire. If Tony finds out sheÂ’s playing fast and loose with his affections, then life could begin to imitate art Â– with dramatic consequences.