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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

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

Moods
Dramatic, Romantic, Tragic


Subjects
Relationships, Society





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