The Story of Bizet's Opera Carmen

We must get going. Enough, enough! Hi Britta, Thanks for your thoughts. The arena's full, they're herded tight: No 21 Air: Don't you love me any longer?

Musical Highlight: Carmen's finale

Do recall, You must recall the past, how much in love we both were! The tavern, the toreador audio only WNO Commentary: Then I'll pay. I'm the first. Thanks Rachel.

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But if you are to die, if the terrible word has been written by Destiny, begin twenty times - the pitiless card will repeat: The matador slips and falls.

After a few moments, a smuggler appears above on the rocks, then another, and another. Musically he tightens the structure of this final act; it's the only one that's through-composed, lacking the dialogue that punctuates the rest of the opera.

In the distance, Escamillo can be heard singing, and Carmen begins heading in that direction. Escamillo If you love me, Carmen, you will find, very shortly You can be proud of me.

Musical Highlight: Carmen’s finale — News — Royal Opera House

There is a "Carmen" when it's Carmen who kills Don Jose at the end - much more in keeping with the Spanish temperament! Close Financial Times International Edition.

In a rack, near the guardhouse, are the dragoons' lances with their red and yellow pennants. There is a knock National Symphony Orchestra. On we go straight ahead, unafraid of the flood, Unafraid of the storm, Unafraid of the danger, Unafraid of the soldier who's waiting below, And we'll challenge the stranger! There's near-hysterical excitement as the people prepare for the bullfight. The crowd comes out of the bullring. Not likely! Chorus Two pesetas!

The crowd urges Escamillo onto the kill, in horrifying counterpoint to the events onstage. Escamillo, blade of Granada, Toreador, best of them all He's the one who will end the drama, He will strike and the bull will fall! Remendado, Mercedes, Frasquita, and the smugglers return during this time. Back History.

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I'm Escamillo, the Granada matador! Cigarettes between their red lips, Lazily smoking! Tu n'obtiendras rien, Rien de moi!

There is great excitement.