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Carmen: An Introduction to Bizet's Opera by Thomson Smillie

Carmen: An Introduction to Bizet's Opera

by Thomson Smillie


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Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Meilhac and Halévy, based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was premiered at the Opéra Comique of Paris on March 3, 1875. For a year after its premiere, it was considered a failure; denounced by critics as 'immoral' and 'superficial'. Today, it is one of the world's most popular operas.

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Carmen has it all!
Reviewer LOLDavid
 June 29, 2007
Bizet's Carmen has it all when it comes to opera. With many buoyant, recognizable tunes such as the sensational Prelude, Carmen's Habanera, and Escamillo's Toreador song. They are all inserted into this superb introduction to the opera which captures the all the fast-paced plot points and musical highlights. I loved this audio program.

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  • Published: July 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C018049