We use cookies to ensure the best possible browsing experience on our website. By clicking OK, you consent to our use of cookies. Click here to read more about our cookie policy. 

Carmen

Standard Version with sung recitatives

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
Although almost unanimously condemned by contemporary Parisian critics for its overt sexuality and graphic final scene, Carmen ultimately reached the public in a way that perhaps no other opera has. Bizet's aim (with Meilhac andHalevy, who wrote the libretto) had been to transform the flaccid,
€ 9,34
incl. tax
2 Low stock
Usually dispatched within 24 hours
This product cannot be ordered at the moment.
Not available in your region.
Specifications
Subtitle Standard Version with sung recitatives
Composer Georges Bizet
Publisher G. Schirmer
Instrumentation Opera
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Romantic
Year of Publication 1986
Genre Opera / Operette
ISBN 9780793526208
UPC 073999434583
Style Period Romantic
Series G. Schirmer's Collection of Opera Librettos
No. Pages 56
No. HL50340070
Description
Although almost unanimously condemned by contemporary Parisian critics for its overt sexuality and graphic final scene, Carmen ultimately reached the public in a way that perhaps no other opera has. Bizet's aim (with Meilhac andHalevy, who wrote the libretto) had been to transform the flaccid, moralistic bourgeois genre of opéra comique into a more sophisticated type of staged work, and he seems to have suceeded in Carmen. Each character has a musicalsignificance and a unique expressive idiom, the ultimate example being the dangerous, exotic, sensual Carmen herself, depicted by an exotic and sinewy chromatic motive that also implies the insurmountable power of fate. In aclassic plot device, she is contrasted with the 'good girl' of the opera Micaela, whose main aria is set in the ternary form of the elevated bel canto French Grand Opera aria to imply her traditionally 'ladylike' retiring nature.Don José's musical styles reflect different levels in his descent from dutiful soldier to the underworld of obsession.

This is the Schirmer edition of the Libretto in the original French with an English translation by Ruthand Thomas Martin.
Songlist
  • 1. Carmen
    Loading
    Loading