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Carmen

Photo: Bill Rafferty

English National Opera 2001, Jonathan Miller, dir

Bizet - Grundman

Carmen (1873-75)

Duration: 140 minutes

Opera in four acts in the reduced orchestral version by Clare Grundman


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Text by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, after Prosper Mérimée's novel, with recitatives by Ernest Guiraud (F,E)


Scoring

Major roles: lyrS,M,T,Bar; minor roles: 2M,T,hBar,Bar,B,2speakers; children's chorus; chorus 1.1.1.1-1.2.1.0-perc(1):timp/tgl/tamb/SD/cast/cym-strings

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


World Premiere
03/03/1875
Opera-Comique, Paris
Company: Opera-Comique


Roles

DON JOSÉ, a corporal of dragoons Tenor
ESCAMILLO, a matador Baritone
EL DANCAIRO, a smuggler Tenor
EL REMENDADO, a smuggler Tenor
ZUNIGA, a captain Bass
MORALÈS, an officer Baritone
MICAELA, a peasant girl Soprano
FRASQUITA, a gipsy Soprano
MERCÉDÈS, a gipsy Soprano
CARMEN, a cigarette girl Mezzo-Soprano
Innkeeper, Guide, Officers, Dragoons, Boys, Cigarette Girls, Gipsies, Smugglers etc Chorus

Time and Place

Seville, Spain, c.1830


Moods

Dramatic, Romantic, Tragic


Subjects

Relationships, Society




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