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Bizet's 'Carmen' at San Diego Opera,
appreciated by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Georges Bizet's Carmen has a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy who based it on the novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée. The novella, first published in 1845, was most likely influenced by Alexander Pushkin's 1827 poem The Gypsies which Mérimée had translated into French. The Gypsies tells of the romantic and passionate outlaw, Aleko, who finds love and a home with a Roma group. Eventually, his lover, Zemfira, tires of him and finds another man. Aleko catches them together and kills them in a fit of jealousy...

Copyright © 22 May 2011 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GEORGES BIZET

CARMEN

SAN DIEGO OPERA

HENRI MEILHAC

WAYNE TIGGES

PRITI GANDHI

JOSEPH HU

EDOARDO MUELLER

FRANCE

SPAIN

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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