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Carmen: Libretto

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(Opera). French/English. Standard Version with sung recitatives.
Paperback, 56 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by G. Schirmer, Inc. (first published June 1875)
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Manny
- Hi, mind if I join you? The name's Taggart. Dagny Taggart.

- La Carmencita. Ou tout simplement Carmen.

- Great to meet you, Carmen! So I work in transport technology, and you do, let me see if I can guess, import/export, tax loopholes, am I close?

- Quelque chose comme ça.

- I won't pry. But look, that's not what I wanted to talk about. I heard you singing just now, and I thought, hey, she's just like me. What you said about love being, how did you put it, a wild bird no one can tame...

- L'amour e
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AGamarra
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francia
CARMEN. Ópera de Bizet. Libreto de Henri Meilhac y Ludovic Halévy

"¡No! ¡No me amas!
¡No! Porque, si me amaras,
allí, allí, me seguirías.
...
El cielo abierto, la vida errante,
por patria el universo, por ley tu voluntad,
y sobre todo, lo más embriagante,
¡la libertad, la libertad!"

Habiendo ya leído la novela "Carmen" de Prosper Mérimée, y conociendo en mi edición la existencia de una Ópera muy famosa de Bizet, cuando vi el libro en una librería de viejo a 2 dólares me animé a comprarlo (encima traía lo
...more
Mark
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2018
An in depth hardcover book featuring the libretto, with annotations, and history behind the Opera and Bizet himself along with a two CD audio companion. Makes for a great read a long of sorts whilst listening to this lovely Opera. I managed to get a couple from this series for just $10. Well worth it if you can find them.
Gregory Byerline
First time reading an opera libretto though it won't be my last. In this case, I don't speak French so the English translation helped convey the story as I listened to the great Maria Callis as Carmen. Prior to reading, the opera was simply a cast of singers screaming at each other. Now I hear the story unfold.
Sveta
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carmen's presence seems to disturb passing of time, some force field around her. Like that her death isn't the sort of bullshit you get in so many woman dies for love scenes where the woman just swoons away and you know she'll be replaced with another woman and there's another cycle coming on, when her field's pierced it bursts like a bomb and nothing in the world can be as it was...
Bruno
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music
Zeer duidelijk en makkelijk om te volgen, ook als u moeite hebt om noten te lezen --of Frans. Al is de vertaling soms niet helemaal correct maar eerder interpretatief (Le reste me regarde / You know where I shall meet you! in de finale van het eerste bedrijf).
Jelly Kate
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music, opera, classics
This book includes the complete libretto in the original French with English translation; the complete recording on two audio CDs; and explanatory notes. This opera does include themes which are not appropriate for children, as the end is tragic. I love the music, especially the aria La Habanera!
Dee
Oct 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, audio
I enjoyed the opera but it was a poor recording so I really had to strain to hear it. I did enjoy how they explain the opera and the cast of characters. The music was excellent.
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In 1838, composer Georges Bizet, ne Alexandre Cesar Leopold Bizet, was born in Paris. The musical prodigy entered the Paris Conservatoire at age nine. Over the next decade Bizet won virtually every prize available, including the Prix de Rome. Bizet refused a career as a concert pianist in order to compose operas. He wrote about 30, none particularly successful, until he composed "Carmen" in 1875, ...more
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