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

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

byGeorges Bizet, Henri Meilhac

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2003

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A riveting story of fatal attraction between a beguiling strong-willed gypsy and a na¯ve but passionate soldier who falls under her spell Georges Bizet's ÊCarmenÊ pulses with seduction obsession and deadly betrayal. It was reviled at its Paris premiere where its realism and perceived amorality proved shocking but it became one of the most popular and highly regarded operas of all time. Arguably the greatest musical product 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. Don Jos© is an idealistic young corporal in 1820s Seville when he encounters the gypsy Carmen who is irresistible to all men ä seemingly except Jos© who loves the innocent country girl Mica«la. But soon enough Carmen works her wiles on him to escape imprisonment and a later twist of ever-looming fate forces him to completely abandon the world he knows and follow Carmen into a life of crime. When the bullfighter Escamillo wins Carmen's affections Don Jos©'s explosive jealousy clashes with Carmen's resolve to remain true to herself leading to one of opera's fiercest confrontations and most unforgettable conclusions.

Title:The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen: Libretto, Background and PhotosFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:AmadeusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1574674714

ISBN - 13:9781574674712

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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 became one of the most popular and highly regarded operas of all time. Arguably the greatest musical product 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. Don José is an idealistic young corporal in 1820s Seville when he encounters the gypsy Carmen, who is irresistible to all men – seemingly except José, who loves the innocent country girl Micaëla. But soon enough Carmen works her wiles on him to escape imprisonment, and a later twist of ever-looming fate forces him to completely abandon the world he knows and follow Carmen into a life of crime. When the bullfighter Escamillo wins Carmen's affections, Don José's explosive jealousy clashes with Carmen's resolve to remain true to herself, leading to one of opera's fiercest confrontations and most unforgettable conclusions.