Carmen (Bizet, Georges)

Ambox notice.pngFor the orchestral suites compiled by others after the composer's death, see Carmen Suite No.1 and Carmen Suite No.2


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Aria: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" (Act I)

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Performer Pages Jacques Pottier (tenor)
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Performer Pages Jacques Pottier (tenor)
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Aria: "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (Act II)

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Habanera (Act I, No.5)

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Entr'acte (Act II)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Pére et Fils, n.d.[1877]. Plate A.C. 3795.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens, n.d. Plate A.C. 3276
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Prelude

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Entr'acte (Act III-IV)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Père et Fils, n.d.[1875]. Plate A.C. 3082.
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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 64e année, Nº 16, 17 Avril 1875, p.218, r.1429.
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Editor Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892)
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Translator Theodore Baker (1851-1934), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1895. Plate 12117.
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Arranger Gustav Friedrich Kogel (1849-1921), piano reduction
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Translator Julius Hopp (1819-1885) as D. Louis, German text
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Bizet)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Pére et Fils, n.d.(1875). Plate A.C. 3169.
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For Piano solo (Ruthardt)

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Arranger Adolf Ruthardt (1849-1934)
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Arranger Josef Venantius Wöss (1863–1943)
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For Orchestra (Bizet, Guiraud)
See: Carmen Suite No.1 and Carmen Suite No.2
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Arranger Joseph Bernard Claus (1833–1905)
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Arranger Thomas H. Rollinson (1844-1928)
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Diston Co., 1899. Plate 6193-92-B.
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Carolus (2008/11/8)

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1. Les Dragons d'Alcala; 2. Habanera; 3. Seguidilla; 4. Les Toreadors
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For Flute, 2 Violins, Cello and Piano (Saar)

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Arranger Louis Victor Saar (1868–1937)
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Arranger Leopold Godowsky (1870–1938)
Publisher. Info. Operatic Masterpieces, vol.1
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Prélude (No.1)

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Arranger Richard Kleinmichel (1846–1901)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1900?). Plate 8634.
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Habanera (Act I, No.5)

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Entr'acte (Act II)

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Publisher. Info. Drei Instrumentalstücke von Georges Bizet
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For Organ (Gouin)

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March of the Toreadors (Act IV, No.26)

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Translator Achille de Lauzières (1800-1875)
Publisher. Info. Milan: Edoardo Sonzogno Editore, 1908
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General Information

Work Title Carmen
Alternative. Title Opéra-comique en quatre actes
Composer Bizet, Georges
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GB 9 ; WD 31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
1. Prélude (148 bars)
  • Act I
2. Scène et chœur (Micaëla, Moralès): Sur la place chacun passe (197 bars)
Scène et pantomime (Moralès, chœur d’hommes): Attention ! Chut ! (122 bars)
3. Chœur des Gamins (gamins): Avec la garde montante (215 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Zuniga, Don José): C'est bien là, n'est-ce pas
4. Chœur des cigarières (Carmen, chœur): La cloche a sonné (164 bars)
5. Habanera (Carmen, chœur): L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (120 bars)
6. Scène (cigarières, jeunes gens): Carmen, sur tes pas (51 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Don José, Micaëla): Quels regards! quelle effronterie!
7. Duo (Micaëla, Don José): Parle-moi de ma mère (195 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Don José, Micaëla): Reste-là
8. Chœur (Zuniga, cigarières): Au secours ! Que se passe-t-il donc là-bas? (218 bars)
9. Chanson et mélodrame (Carmen, Don José, Zuniga, Chœur):
Mon officer … Tra la la la la (73 bars)
10. Séguedille et duo (Carmen, Don José): Près des remparts de Séville (182 bars)
11. Final (Carmen, Zuniga): Voici l'ordre, partez (107 bars)
Entr'acte (90 bars)
  • Act II
12. Chanson bohème (Mercédès, Frasquita, Carmen):
Les tringle des sistres tintaient (190 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Frasquita, Zuniga, Carmen): Messieurs, Pastia me dit
13. Chœur (Mercédès, Frasquita, Carmen, Moralès, Zuniga, chœur d’hommes):
Vivat, vivat le Toréro! (47 bars)
14. Couplets, Chanson du Toréador (Ensemble, Escamillo, chœur d’hommes):
Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (127 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Escamillo, Carmen, Zuniga): La belle, un mot
14bis. Sortie d’Escamillo (20 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Frasquita, Le Dancaïre, Mercédès, Carmen):
Eh bien vite, quelles nouvelles?
15. Quintette (Mercédès, Frasquita, Carmen, le Remendado, le Dancaïre):
Nous avons en tête une affaire (338 bars)
Dialogue - later Recitative (Le Dancaïre, Le Remendado): Mais qui donc attends-tu?
16. Chanson (Don José): Halte-là, qui va là? (56 bars)
17. Duo (Carmen, Don José): Je vais danser en votre honneur (351 bars)
Cantabile (Don José): La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
Allegro moderato (Carmen, Don José): Là-bas, là-bas tu me suivrais
18. Final (Ensemble, bohémiennes et bohémiens): Holà, Carmen, holà (190 bars)
Entr'acte (43 bars)
  • Act III
19. Sextet and Chorus: "Écoute, compagnon"
Recitative: "Reposons-nous une heure ici" (Le Dancaïre, Carmen, Don José)
20. Trio: "Mêlons, coupons" (Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen)
Card aria: "En vain pour éviter" (Carmen)
Recitative: "Eh bien, nous essayerons de passer" (Carmen, Le Dancaïre, Frasquita)
21. Morceau d'ensemble: "Quant au douanier"
22. Air: "Je dis, que rien ne m'épouvante" (Micaëla)
Recitative: "Je ne me trompe pas" (Micaëla, Escamillo, Don José)
23. Duet: "Je suis Escamillo" (Escamillo, Don José)
24. Finale: "Holà, holà José!"
Entr'acte
  • Act IV
25. Chorus: "A deux cuartos" (Zuniga)
26. March and Chorus: "Les voici!" (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès)
27. Duet and final Chorus: "C'est toi! C'est moi!" (Carmen, Don José)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1873-74
First Performance. 1875-03-03 in Paris: Opéra-Comique (Favart)
First Publication. 1875 – Paris: Choudens
Librettist Henri Meilhac (1831-1897) and Ludovic Halévy (1834-1908)
after Carmen, a novella by Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Carmen (mezzo-soprano)
Don José (tenor)
Micaëla (soprano)
Escamillo (baritone)
Moralès (baritone)
Zuniga (bass)
Andrès (tenor)
Le Dancaïre (baritone)
Le Remendado (tenor)
Frasquita (soprano)
Mercédès (mezzo)
Un bohémien (bass)
Une marchande d'oranges (alto)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Officiers, Dragons, Cigarières, Bohémiennes,
Bohémiens, Marchands Ambulants
Pit-Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 cornets, 3 trombones
timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, snare drum
harp, strings
Off-stage Instruments
2 cornets, 2 trombones (from pit)
Related Works Pieces based on Bizet's 'Carmen'
External Links Bizet catalogue
Wikipedia article
Opera Guide
Aria-database.com
Carmen - scores at Sheet Music Plus