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Carmen Coin Purse

Item# 10059269

Carmen Coin Purse

Georges Bizet’s Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas and has been performed at the Met almost a thousand times since its 1896 company premiere. It is based on a novella by French writer Prosper Mérimée. This coin purse features a late-19th-century image of the title character along with the date of the opera’s first performance at Paris’s Opéra Comique.

Dimensions: 4" w x 3.25" h

One of the most popular operas of all time, Georges Bizet’s Carmen (1875) tells the story of a beautiful and passionate gypsy whose love affair with an officer ends in tragedy. The score boasts several of opera’s greatest hits, including Carmen’s Habanera and the Toreador Song.

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