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from Act III of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Carmen, a gypsy
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: A mountain pass.
Synopsis: Carmen reads her fortune from a deck of cards and finds that they predict death for her. Again and again she tries but it still comes up death. She then sings that fate is unavoidable for the cards never lie.
Range: Tessitura:
B3 - F5B3 - D5
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from Act I of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Carmen, a gypsy
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: A square in Seville
Synopsis: After appearing out of the cigarette factory, Carmen seductively sings about love and its unpredictable actions.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - F#/Gb5D4 - D5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Lea Frey (added 1997-11-04)
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
Recordings:
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from Act II of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Carmen, a gypsy
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: The inn of Lillias Pastia
Synopsis: With her friends Frasquita and Mercedes, Carmen sings a wild gyspy song about dancing and seduction to the joyous tavern crowd.
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from Act I of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Carmen, a gypsy
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: A square in Seville
Synopsis: After Carmen is arrested for fighting another girl in the cigarette factory, Don Jose is assigned to watch her. She sings that she wants to go to her friend Lillias Pastia's inn and insinuates that she would like him to go with her.
Range: Tessitura:
B3 - B5D4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Lea Frey (added 1997-11-04)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
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Recordings:
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from Act II of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Don José, a corporal of the dragoons (soldiers)
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: spinto
Setting: The inn of Lillias Pastia
Synopsis: Carmen and José have just reunited after José's stay in prison for releasing Carmen when he was supposed to be guarding her. She has danced and played castanets for him but in the distance, he hears the call back to the barracks and he says he must go. She becomes angry at him for leaving her. Don Jose then responds by singing how the flower she threw to him kept him going throughout his stay at the prison.
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Cantolopera: Arias for Tenor - Volume 2. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Adler, Kurt. Operatic Anthology, Volume 3 - Tenor. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Franco Corelli - Voices of the Opera Series. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
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from Act I of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Escamillo, a toreador
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The inn of Lillias Pastia
Synopsis: Escamillo, a great bullfighter, sings of his adventures in the bullring.
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Lea Frey (added 1997-09-03)
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
Recordings:
none
from Act I of the French opera Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac

Role: Micaëla, a young girl from Don José's village, in love with him
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: A mountain pass
Synopsis: Searching for Don José, who she still loves in spite of the smugglers, Micaëla finds herself alone in the mountains. Frightened, she prays for courage.
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Sheet Music/Scores:
Larsen, Robert. Arias for Soprano. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
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