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Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (2013)
One of the best, easiest and most informative way to learn about some of the world’s greatest operas, the Black Dog Opera Library provides readers with the background and context they need to appreciate these tremendous works.
In this edition, learn about Georges Bizet’s Carmen — a tragic story set in 1830 Seville involving a cast of jealous and love-stricken characters. Selections from Carmen are well-known by even the slightest opera fans, including the famous Toreador’s Song and Habanera.
The accompanying recording features Grace Bumbry in the title role alongside Jon Vickers (Don José), Mirella Freni (Michaela) and Kostas Paskalis (Escamillo). Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera, recorded 1969–1970.