"Carmen" Medium Scented Candle (3" x 3.5")

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Carmen Medium Scented Candle

Inspired by Georges Bizet’s much-loved Carmen, this luxury home fragrance candle is infused with a blend of various scents related to the opera: the cassie flower on Carmen’s blouse, the tobacco leaves she rolls into cigars and the orange blossoms of Seville where the story takes place.

Made of 100% vegetable wax, it measures 3” wide x 3 ½” high and has a candle flame time of 45 hours. To ensure its fresh appearance, keep the wick trimmed to 5mm after each use.

Presented in an exquisite black glass holder and sturdy black and gold decorative box featuring a vintage image of a palm.

Reflective of the Met’s dramatic production of Bizet’s masterpiece.

  • Black glass container
  • 100% vegetable wax
  • Medium size: 3” W x 3 ½” H
  • Candle flame time: 45 hours
  • Sturdy black & gold decorative box
  • Perfumes from Grasse
  • Made in France


 



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History

Carmen

Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which takes place in and around Seville, Spain tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen, yet loses her love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

Among the best-known of all operatic arias are Carmen’s “Habanera” from Act 1, sung by the title character and the toreador’s song, “Votre toast” in Act 2, performed by the matador Escamillo.  

On January 9, 1884, Carmen was given its first Metropolitan Opera performance. Thereafter it was quickly incorporated into the Met's regular repertory. By the beginning of its 2018/2019 season the Met had performed Carmen well-over a thousand times.

Though the March 3rd,1875 world premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris was a scandal, Carmen, soon became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Three months after its 33rd performance, Bizet died suddenly at the age of 37 never knowing how immensely popular Carmen would become.

 

 

 

 

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