Carmen

Carmen is an opera comique in four acts, written by French composer Georges Bizet, and premiered in 1875. The libretto, written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, is based on a nouvelle of the same name by Prosper Merimé. It tells the story of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The opera ... more

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Recording Carmen - Prelude, Act I Download
Recording Carmen - Act I (cont'd.), entr'acte Download
Recording Carmen - Act II Download
Recording Carmen - Act II (cont'd.) Download
Recording Carmen - Entr'acte, Act III Download
Recording Carmen - Act III (cont'd.) Download
Recording Carmen - Entr'acte, Act IV Download
Recording Carmen - Act IV (cont'd.) Download
Recording Carmen - La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Aria from Act I) Download
Recording Carmen - La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Aria from Act I) Download

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