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Ouverture - Georges Bizet, French Opera Company - Carmen Operatic Highlights (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. Carmen, opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet—with a libretto in French by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy—that premiered on March 3, With a plot based on the novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, Bizet’s Carmen was groundbreaking in its realism, and it rapidly became one of the most popular Western operas of all time.
  2. Well Bizet succeeded in producing the most popular French opera of all time. So much so that the Grand Opera enthusiasts hijacked it and it was for a long time performed mostly with Giraud's recitatives instead of the original spoken dialogue. This is the Grand Opera version but Herbie makes a very good job of papering over the joins/5(34).
  3. Written by the French composer Georges Bizet, with the libretto produced by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, the Carmen opera premiered on 3rd March Largely unsuccessful during his lifetime, Carmen was received poorly and condemned by contemporary critics. Tragically, Bizet died a few months later, never knowing how well regarded his opera would become.
  4. The Barber of Seville - Operatic Highlights ‎ (LP) Plymouth: P Unknown: Sell This Version: P Georges Bizet, French Opera Company: Georges Bizet, French Opera Company - Carmen Operatic Highlights.
  5. Synopsis. Famous for its use of Spanish dances, such as the Habanera (“L’amour et en oiseau rebelle”) and Seguidilla (“Près de rampart de Seville”), Carmen has some of the most well-known music of the operatic canon.. When the seductive Spanish gypsy, Carmen, shows an interest in Don José, he initially dismisses it, intending to honor his promise to the village girl Micaëla.
  6. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. Ludovic Halévy (1 January – 7 May ) was a French author and playwright, best known for his collaborations with Henri Meilhac on Georges Bizet's Carmen.
  7. French opera is one of Europe's most important operatic traditions, containing works by composers of the stature of Rameau, Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and foreign-born composers have played a part in the French tradition as well, including Lully, Gluck, Salieri, Cherubini, Spontini, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi and Offenbach.
  8. The young men come in with Carmen. They follow her, surround her, talk to her. She flirts with them in an offhand fashion. Don José looks up. He glances at Carmen and then quietly resumes his work.) YOUNG MEN Carmen, we all throng after you! Carmen, be kind, answer us at least, and tell us when you're going to love us! Recitative.
  9. Bizet’s Carmen is first premiered on Opera Comique (Paris) at This is the last piece of Bizet. Opera was commissioned by Opera Comique. The choice of ‘’Carmen’’ has led to an impass since the heroine is an unusual character and the fact that she dies on the stage. Carmen’s story was based on Prosper Mérimée’s book.

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