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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen (Libretto)

Item# 9781574674620


The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen – Libretto, Background, and Photos

Release Date: 09/16/2014

“The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Carmen” provides all the information you’ll need to appreciate Bizet’s opera, whether you’re at the Met, watching it online, as a Live in HD presentation, or listening on the radio.

A riveting story of fatal attraction between a beguiling, strong-willed gypsy and a naïve but passionate soldier who falls under her spell, Georges Bizet's Carmen pulses with seduction, obsession, and deadly betrayal. It was reviled at its Paris premiere, where its realism and perceived amorality proved shocking, but it has since become one of the most popular and highly regarded operas of all time. Arguably one of the greatest musical products of France's enduring fascination with Spain, Carmen features many numbers that are now almost universally familiar, including the seductive Habanera and the boastful but infectious Toreador Song.

Each book in the Metropolitan Opera Presents series features the complete libretto, current and historic images from Met productions, an introductory “In Focus” feature, and the full Met program notes.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Authors: Ludovic Halevy, Henri Meilhac
Series: Amadeus
Publisher: Amadeus Press

  • Softcover
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 208
     

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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