Carmen Bizet

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1 Bizet: Carmen: Prelude 3:19 44.1/24 Album only
2 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Sur la place, chacun passe, chacun vient, chacun va" (Morales, Dragons) 2:00 44.1/24 Album only
3 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Regardez donc cette petite qui semble vouloir nous parler" (Morales, Micaela, Dragons) 4:02 44.1/24 Album only
4 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1:"Avec la garde montante, nous arrivons, nous voila!" (Enfants) 4:43 44.1/24 Album only
5 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "La cloche a sonne; nous, des ouvrieres" (Jeunes gens) 4:01 44.1/24 Album only
6 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita!" "Quand je vous aimerai?" (Jeunes gens, Dragons, Cigarieres, Carmen) 1:09 44.1/24 Album only
7 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Cigarieres, Jeunes gens, Dragons) 4:18 44.1/24 Album only
8 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Carmen! sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous!" (Jeunes gens, Cigarieres) 1:58 44.1/24 Album only
9 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Que est-ce-que ca veut dire, ces fa 0:17 44.1/24 Album only
10 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1:"Parle-moi de ma mere" (Don Jose, Micaela) 9:36 44.1/24 Album only
11 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Attends un peu" (Don Jose, Micaela) 0:43 44.1/24 Album only
12 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Au secours!" (Zuniga, Cigarieres) 2:59 44.1/24 Album only
13 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Eh bien, Jose? Qu'est-ce qui c'est passe?" (Zuniga, Don Jose) 0:13 44.1/24 Album only
14 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Avez-vous quelque chose a repondre?" - "Tra la, la, la, coupe-moi" (Zuniga, Carmen) 3:06 44.1/24 Album only
15 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Laissez-moi echapper" (Carmen, Don Jose) 0:29 44.1/24 Album only
16 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Pres des remparts de Seville" (Carmen, Don Jose) 4:32 44.1/24 Album only
17 Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "Voice l'ordre, partez" (Zuniga, Carmen) 2:23 44.1/24 Album only
18 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: Entreacte 1:40 44.1/24 Album only
19 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient avec un eclat metallique" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes) 4:34 44.1/24 Album only
20 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2:"Vivat! vivat le Torero!" (Amis d'Escamillo, Zuniga, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes, Morales) 1:16 44.1/24 Album only
21 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Votre toast, je peux vouz le rendre"- "Toreador, en garde!" (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes, Morales, Zuniga) 5:02 44.1/24 Album only
22 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Dis-moi ton nom" (Escamillo, Carmen) 0:42 44.1/24 Album only
23 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Toreador, en garde" (Amis d'Escamillo) 1:10 44.1/24 Album only
24 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Eh bien monsieur, quelles nouvelles" (Frasquita, Dancairo, Mercedes, Remendado) 0:18 44.1/24 Album only
25 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Nous avons en tete une affaire" (Dancairo, Frasquita, Mercedes, Remendado, Carmen) 4:50 44.1/24 Album only
26 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Partez sans moi, j'irai vous rejoindre demain" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes, Remendado, Dancairo, Don Jose) 1:29 44.1/24 Album only
27 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Enfin, te voila!" (Carmen, Don Jose) 0:36 44.1/24 Album only
28 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Je vais danser en votre honneur" (Carmen) 0:34 44.1/24 Album only
29 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "La-la-la-la" - "Attends un peu, Carmen" (Carmen, Don Jose) 2:12 44.1/24 Album only
30 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Au quartier! pour l'appel?" (Carmen, Don Jose) 2:51 44.1/24 Album only
31 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetee" (Don Jose) 4:25 44.1/24 Album only
32 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Non! tu ne m'aimes pas!" (Carmen, Don Jose) 2:48 44.1/24 Album only
33 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Non! Je ne veux plus t'ecouter!" (Don Jose, Carmen) 1:08 44.1/24 Album only
34 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Hola! Carmen! hola! hola!" (Zuniga, Don Jose, Carmen) 1:22 44.1/24 Album only
35 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Bel officier, l'amour vous joue en ce moment un assez vilain tour!" (Carmen, Remendado, Dancairo, Bohemiens, Zuniga) 1:13 44.1/24 Album only
36 Bizet: Carmen, Act 2: "Plus tard!" - "La guerre, c'est la guerre!" (Zuniga, Dancairo, Remendado, Bohemiens, Carmen, Don Jose, Frasquita, Mercedes, Bohemiens) 2:30 44.1/24 Album only
37 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: Entr'acte 2:39 44.1/24 Album only
38 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Ecoute, ecoute, compagnon, ecoute!" (Bohemiens) 2:40 44.1/24 Album only
39 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Notre metier est bien" (Carmen, Don Jose, Frasquita, Mercedes, Dancairo, Remendado, Bohemiens et Bohemiennes) 1:39 44.1/24 Album only
40 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "A quoi tu penses?" (Carmen, Don Jose) 0:38 44.1/24 Album only
41 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Melons! Coupons!" (Frasquita, Mercedes) 3:06 44.1/24 Album only
42 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Voyons que j'essaie a mon tour" (Carmen) 1:02 44.1/24 Album only
43 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "En vain pour eviter" (Carmen) 2:09 44.1/24 Album only
44 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "La mort" - "Parlez encor, parlez mes belles" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes) 0:51 44.1/24 Album only
45 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Eh bien?" - "Eh bien, c'est plus complique que prevu!" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes, Dancairo, Remendado) 0:27 44.1/24 Album only
46 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Quant au douanier" (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes, Dancairo, Remendado, Bohemiens et Bohemiennes) 3:04 44.1/24 Album only
47 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante" (Micaela) 5:27 44.1/24 Album only
48 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Qui etes-vous, repondez!" (Don Jose, Escamillo) 0:06 44.1/24 Album only
49 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Je suis Escamillo, Torero de Grenade!" (Escamillo, Don Jose) 0:59 44.1/24 Album only
50 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Elle avait pour amant" (Escamillo, Don Jose) 0:36 44.1/24 Album only
51 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Mais pour nous enlever nos filles de Boheme" (Don Jose, Escamillo) 0:48 44.1/24 Album only
52 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Enfin ma colere" - "Quelle maladresse" (Don Jose, Escamillo) 1:17 44.1/24 Album only
53 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: Tout beau!" (Escamillo, Don Jose) 1:22 44.1/24 Album only
54 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Hola! hola! Jose!" (Carmen, Escamillo, Don Jose, Dancairo) 2:32 44.1/24 Album only
55 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Prends garde a toi Carmen" (Don Jose, Dancairo, Bohemiens et Bohemiennes, Remendado, Carmen, Micaela, Frasquita, Mercedes) 0:36 44.1/24 Album only
56 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Moi! Je viens te chercher!" (Micaela) 1:06 44.1/24 Album only
57 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Va-t'en" - "Tu me dis de la suivre!" (Carmen, Don Jose) 3:13 44.1/24 Album only
58 Bizet: Carmen, Act 3: "Toreador, en garde!" (Escamillo) 0:58 44.1/24 Album only
59 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: Entr'acte 2:21 44.1/24 Album only
60 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "A deux cuartos!" (Marchands, Marchandes, Zuniga, Une marchande, Un bohemien) 2:06 44.1/24 Album only
61 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "Les voici! Voici la quadrille!" (Churs, Enfants) 3:45 44.1/24 Album only
62 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "Si tu m'aimes, Carmen" (Escamillo, Carmen) 1:23 44.1/24 Album only
63 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "Carmen, un bon conseil" (Frasquita, Carmen, Mercedes 1:58 44.1/24 Album only
64 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "C'est toi" - "C'est moi" (Carmen, Don Jose) 4:03 44.1/24 Album only
65 Bizet: Carmen, Act 4: "Tu m'aimes donc plus" (Don Jose, Carmen, Chorus) 5:54 44.1/24 Album only

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Carmen was premiered at the (second) Salle Favart, the home of Paris’ Opéra-Comique – then as now in the Place Boieldieu – on 3 March 1875. Georges Bizet, its composer, died of a heart attack exactly three months later, on 3 June, aged 36. In his short life he had written, in whole or in part, more than a dozen works for the lyric stage, ranging from one-act operettas to five-act grand operas: and had contemplated at least a dozen more. He was exceptionally well connected in the tight-knit and faintly incestuous musical world of mid-19th-century Paris, and almost universally well-liked. Over 4,000 mourners attended his funeral in the Église de la Sainte-Trinité – the location of Rossini’s in 1868 and Berlioz’s the year after – including his former mentor Charles Gounod, so emotionally overwrought that he was unable to finish the eulogy at the subsequent interment at Père Lachaise. That night – 5 June – Carmen was given its 33rd performance at the Salle Favart; and this time the press that had greeted the work’s premiere with almost unanimous hostility was suddenly to be found bemoaning the loss of one of French music’s greatest talents.

Opera was never going to be the same again. Single-handedly, Carmen redrew the boundaries both musically and especially dramatically, of what could be represented on an opera stage. When it finally returned to the Comique in 1883 in a bowdlerised version, there was public uproar, and the original had to be restored immediately. And in the selfsame year, the Comique was busy rehearsing Massenet’s Manon, which effectively abandons dialogue in favour of mélodrame (speech over music) and depicts – in the flagrant seduction of a priest, in church, by a trollop – a far more shockingly immoral event than anything in Bizet’s opera. Opera’s doors were now open to a fuller, franker depiction of real-life events and emotions on the operatic stage such as Émile Zola was bringing to the novel. He never lived long enough to see it happen, but Bizet’s objective had been fulfilled. The era of operatic verismo had dawned.

Magdalena Kožená - Mezzo-Soprano
Jonas Kaufmann - Tenor
Genia Kühmeier - Soprano
Kostas Smoriginas - Baritone
Christian Van Horn - Bass-Baritone
Andrè Schuen - Bass-Baritone
Christina Landshamer - Soprano
Rachel Frenkel - Mezzo-Soprano
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt - Tenor
Simone Del Savio - Baritone
Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin - Choir
Eberhard Friedrich - Chorus Master
Kinderchor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin - Choir
Vinzenz Weissenburger - Chorus Master
Berliner Philharmoniker - Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle - Conductor