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Georges Bizet

Publisher: Novello & Co

Carmen (1875)
Work Notes
G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.
Text Writer
Libretto by Meilhac and Halévy. English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
English, French

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Programme Note
Georges Bizet Carmen (1875)

Cast List:
   MORALES, an officer: Bass
   MICAELA, a peasant girl: Soprano
   ZUNIGA, a lieutenant of dragoons: Bass
   DON JOSE, a corporal of dragoons: Tenor
   CARMEN, a gypsy girl: Soprano
   MERCEDES, a gypsy companion of Carmen: Mezzo Soprano
   FRASQUITA, a gypsy companion of Carmen: Mezzo Soprano
   ESCAMILLO, a toreador: Baritone
   EL REMENDADO, smuggler: Tenor
   EL DANCAIRO, smuggler, Baritone
   Cigarette Girls, Dragoons, an Inkeeper, Smugglers, Dancers
Don José, an army corporal in 1820s Seville, is fascinated by the gipsy Carmen. Despite Carmen’s determination to flirt with the toreador Escamillo, José is persuaded to desert the army and escape with her to the mountains to live a true life of liberty. But Escamillo follows them and comes to claim Carmen. José, embittered and jealous challenges him to a fight, but eventually returns home to visit his dying mother in a distant town. Back in Seville, Carmen has promised herself to Escamillo if he wins a certain fight. As his victory is announced, Don José appears dishevelled and declares his love to Carmen. But she rejects him and he, blinded by jealousy, stabs her in the heart.

  • 17 DEC 2011
    Royal Opera House Muscat, ITALY
    Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi de Milano

    Other Dates:
    19,21 December - Royal Opera House Muscat, ITALY
  • 08 OCT 2011
    Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg

    Other Dates:
    18 November - Augsburg, Germany
  • 05 FEB 2011
    Summit, NJ
    Stony Hill Players

    Other Dates:
    6,11-13,18-20 February - Summit, NJ
  • 22 MAY 2010
    Macon, GA
    Peach State Opera

    Other Dates:
    27 May - Macon, GA
  • 17 MAY 2008
    Symphony Hall, Birmingham
    City of Birmingham Choir
    Adrian Lucas, conductor

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