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CHAN 3091
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Bizet: Carmen
Release Date: February 2003
Originally recorded in 2002
Composer (1838-1875)
Georges Bizet
Solo mezzo-soprano - Carmen
Patricia Bardon
Solo soprano - Micaëla
Mary Plazas
Solo soprano - Frasquita
Mary Hegarty
Solo soprano - Mercédès
Sally Harrison
Solo tenor - Don José
Julian Gavin
Solo baritone - Escamillo
Garry Magee
Solo tenor - Dancaïre
Peter Wedd
Solo tenor - Remendado
Mark Le Brocq
Solo bass - Zuniga
Nicholas Garrett
Solo baritone - Moralès
Toby Stafford-Allen
Solo mezzo-soprano - An Orange Vendor
Clare McCaldin
Solo bass-baritone - A Gipsy
Paul Parfitt
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Choral
New London Childrens Choir
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Watford Colosseum
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Matthew Walker
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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GEORGES BIZET

(1838-1875)

Carmen

155:19
Opéra comique in four acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée
New Urtext Edition by Richard Langham Smith with English translation by David Parry, published by Peters Edition Ltd
1.
Prelude
3:22
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Act I
2.
'In the plaza'
2:05
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Soldiers, Moralès
3.
'Just look at that delicious morsel!'
4:09
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Moralès, Soldiers, Micaëla
4.
'Here come our new soldier boys'
2:27
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Children
5.
'José! There was a girl here looking for you just now'
0:17
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Moralès, Don José
6.
'Off with you old soldier boys'
1:16
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Children
7.
'Corporal!' 'Sir!'
0:53
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Zuniga, Don José
8.
'We have heard the bell summon us to meet here'
1:34
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Young Men
9.
'Ah, just look!'
4:01
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Soldiers, Cigarette Girls
10.
'But why hasn't she come, our Carmencita?'
1:15
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Soldiers, Young Men, Cigarette Girls, Carmen
11.
'Love's a bird wild as any rebel' (Habanera)
4:31
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Carmen, Cigarette Girls, Young Men, Soldiers
12.
'Carmen! We will follow you high and low!'
1:34
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Young Men, Carmen, Don José, Cigarette Girls
13.
'The cheek of it!'
0:22
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Don José, Micaëla
14.
'Give me news of my mother!'
1:31
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Don José, Micaëla
15.
'Your dear mother and I were leaving church this morning'
2:15
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Don José, Micaëla
16.
'I see my mother's face!'
5:50
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Don José, Micaëla
17.
'Wait a moment - I'm going to read the letter'
0:32
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Don José, Micaëla
18.
'Come and help!'
2:58
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Cigarette Girls, Zuniga, Soldiers
19.
'So, corporal: tell me what happened'
0:11
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Zuniga, Don José
20.
'Well, Carmencita: what do you have to say for yourself?'
2:28
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Zuniga, Carmen
21.
'Where are you taking me?'
0:53
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Carmen, Don José
22.
'There's an old bar in the city' (Seguedilla)
4:37
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Carmen, Don José
23.
'Careful, - it's the lieutenant!'
2:08
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Don José, Zuniga, Carmen
24.
Entr'acte
1:42
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Act II
25.
'From far away mysterious sounds' (Gipsy Song)
5:29
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Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
26.
'Bravo, bravo! More! Keep dancing!'
0:57
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Zuniga, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen
27.
'Hurrah! Hurrah! The Torero!'
0:16
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Friends of Escamillo
28.
'Who's that?' 'It's Escamillo, the bullfighter from Granada'
0:12
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Zuniga, Frasquita, Friends of Escamillo
29.
'Hurrah! Hurrah! The Torero!'
0:35
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Zuniga, Officers, Friends of Escamillo, Mercédès, Frasquita, Carmen, Moralès
30.
'You're most kind' (Toreador's aria)
5:10
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Escamillo, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Moralès, Zuniga, Officers, Friends of Escamillo
31.
'We'll come with you, Señor Torero'
1:03
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Zuniga, Escamillo, Friends of Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
32.
'Toreador, be ready!'
1:10
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Friends of Escamillo
33.
'At last!' 'We got rid of them as quickly as we could'
0:14
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Remendado, Frasquita, Dancaïre, Mercédès
34.
'There's a little job that we're starting!'
4:50
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Dancaïre, Mercédès, Frasquita, Remendado, Carmen
35.
'Being in love is not a reason'
2:25
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Dancaïre, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José
36.
'To bid you welcome to our bar'
0:38
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Carmen
37.
'La la la la la la la la'
2:18
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Carmen, Don José
38.
'Back to camp!. . . Go at once!'
2:35
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Carmen, Don José
39.
'That flow'r you threw to me I treasured' (Flower Song)
3:55
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Don José
40.
'No, it's not love at all!'
4:14
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Carmen, Don José
41.
'Hello! Carmen!'
1:31
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Zuniga, Remendado, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Zuniga, Don José, Frasquita, Mercédès
42.
'Lieutenant fair, it's true'
2:50
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Carmen, Remendado, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Zuniga, Don José, Frasquita, Mercédès
43.
'The sky above the open road'
1:02
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Gipsies, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Remendado, Dancaïre
44.
Entr'acte
2:38
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Act III
45.
'Keep going, dear old friend, keep going!'
4:25
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Gipsies, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Remendado, Dancaïre
46.
'Right! Let's stop for a while'
1:03
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Dancaïre, Don José, Carmen
47.
'Shuffle! Cut them!'
4:05
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Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen
48.
'In vain you would avoid the bitter things they're saying'
3:12
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Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
49.
'You're back!'
0:35
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Frasquita, Dancaïre, Mercédès, Carmen, Remendado, Don José
50.
'As for that man, it should be easy!'
3:07
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Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Gipsies, Remendado, Dancaïre
51.
'Is this the place?'
0:16
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Micaëla, Guide
52.
'I say that there's nothing to fear'
5:15
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Micaëla
53.
'It's him! I'm sure it's him over there!'
0:16
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Micaëla, Escamillo, Don José
54.
'Escamillo is my name, and I come from Granada'
1:01
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Escamillo, Don José
55.
'She had a lover here'
4:24
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Escamillo, Don José
56.
'Holà! holà! José!'
2:51
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Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaïre
57.
'You should take care, Carmen'
4:00
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Don José, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Remendado, Carmen, Micaëla, Frasquita, Carmen
58.
'Alas! José, your mother is ill'
2:04
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Micaëla, Don José, Escamillo
59.
Entr'acte
2:12
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Act IV
60.
'A few cuartos! A few cuartos!'
2:12
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Merchants, Vendors, Zuniga, An Orange Vendor, A Gipsy
61.
'Here they come! Here they come!'
3:46
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Children, Merchants, Vendors, Chorus
62.
'If you love me, Carmen!'
3:24
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Escamillo, Carmen, Cordeliers, Frasquita, Mercédès
63.
'It's you!' 'It's me!'
6:06
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Carmen, Don José
64.
'Viva! Viva! What a corrida!'
3:53
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Crowd, Don José, Carmen
Solo: Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Carmen
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Micaëla
Solo: Mary Hegarty soprano - Frasquita
Solo: Sally Harrison soprano - Mercédès
Solo: Julian Gavin tenor - Don José
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Escamillo
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Dancaïre
Solo: Mark Le Brocq tenor - Remendado
Solo: Nicholas Garrett bass - Zuniga
Solo: Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - Moralès
Solo: Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano - An Orange Vendor
Solo: Paul Parfitt bass-baritone - A Gipsy
Officers, Soldiers, Children, Cigarette Girls, Gipsies, Bohemians, Smugglers etc.
Conductor: David Parry
27-30 August and 2-3 September 2002

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GEORGES BIZET

(1838-1875)

Carmen

155:19
Opéra comique in four acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée
New Urtext Edition by Richard Langham Smith with English translation by David Parry, published by Peters Edition Ltd
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Prelude
3:22
Act I
2.
'In the plaza'
2:05
Soldiers, Moralès
3.
'Just look at that delicious morsel!'
4:09
Moralès, Soldiers, Micaëla
4.
'Here come our new soldier boys'
2:27
Children
5.
'José! There was a girl here looking for you just now'
0:17
Moralès, Don José
6.
'Off with you old soldier boys'
1:16
Children
7.
'Corporal!' 'Sir!'
0:53
Zuniga, Don José
8.
'We have heard the bell summon us to meet here'
1:34
Young Men
9.
'Ah, just look!'
4:01
Soldiers, Cigarette Girls
10.
'But why hasn't she come, our Carmencita?'
1:15
Soldiers, Young Men, Cigarette Girls, Carmen
11.
'Love's a bird wild as any rebel' (Habanera)
4:31
Carmen, Cigarette Girls, Young Men, Soldiers
12.
'Carmen! We will follow you high and low!'
1:34
Young Men, Carmen, Don José, Cigarette Girls
13.
'The cheek of it!'
0:22
Don José, Micaëla
14.
'Give me news of my mother!'
1:31
Don José, Micaëla
15.
'Your dear mother and I were leaving church this morning'
2:15
Don José, Micaëla
16.
'I see my mother's face!'
5:50
Don José, Micaëla
17.
'Wait a moment - I'm going to read the letter'
0:32
Don José, Micaëla
18.
'Come and help!'
2:58
Cigarette Girls, Zuniga, Soldiers
19.
'So, corporal: tell me what happened'
0:11
Zuniga, Don José
20.
'Well, Carmencita: what do you have to say for yourself?'
2:28
Zuniga, Carmen
21.
'Where are you taking me?'
0:53
Carmen, Don José
22.
'There's an old bar in the city' (Seguedilla)
4:37
Carmen, Don José
23.
'Careful, - it's the lieutenant!'
2:08
Don José, Zuniga, Carmen
24.
Entr'acte
1:42
Act II
25.
'From far away mysterious sounds' (Gipsy Song)
5:29
Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
26.
'Bravo, bravo! More! Keep dancing!'
0:57
Zuniga, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen
27.
'Hurrah! Hurrah! The Torero!'
0:16
Friends of Escamillo
28.
'Who's that?' 'It's Escamillo, the bullfighter from Granada'
0:12
Zuniga, Frasquita, Friends of Escamillo
29.
'Hurrah! Hurrah! The Torero!'
0:35
Zuniga, Officers, Friends of Escamillo, Mercédès, Frasquita, Carmen, Moralès
30.
'You're most kind' (Toreador's aria)
5:10
Escamillo, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Moralès, Zuniga, Officers, Friends of Escamillo
31.
'We'll come with you, Señor Torero'
1:03
Zuniga, Escamillo, Friends of Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
32.
'Toreador, be ready!'
1:10
Friends of Escamillo
33.
'At last!' 'We got rid of them as quickly as we could'
0:14
Remendado, Frasquita, Dancaïre, Mercédès
34.
'There's a little job that we're starting!'
4:50
Dancaïre, Mercédès, Frasquita, Remendado, Carmen
35.
'Being in love is not a reason'
2:25
Dancaïre, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José
Total time: 75:20
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.
'To bid you welcome to our bar'
0:38
Carmen
2.
'La la la la la la la la'
2:18
Carmen, Don José
3.
'Back to camp!. . . Go at once!'
2:35
Carmen, Don José
4.
'That flow'r you threw to me I treasured' (Flower Song)
3:55
Don José
5.
'No, it's not love at all!'
4:14
Carmen, Don José
6.
'Hello! Carmen!'
1:31
Zuniga, Remendado, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Zuniga, Don José, Frasquita, Mercédès
7.
'Lieutenant fair, it's true'
2:50
Carmen, Remendado, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Zuniga, Don José, Frasquita, Mercédès
8.
'The sky above the open road'
1:02
Gipsies, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Remendado, Dancaïre
9.
Entr'acte
2:38
Act III
10.
'Keep going, dear old friend, keep going!'
4:25
Gipsies, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Remendado, Dancaïre
11.
'Right! Let's stop for a while'
1:03
Dancaïre, Don José, Carmen
12.
'Shuffle! Cut them!'
4:05
Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen
13.
'In vain you would avoid the bitter things they're saying'
3:12
Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès
14.
'You're back!'
0:35
Frasquita, Dancaïre, Mercédès, Carmen, Remendado, Don José
15.
'As for that man, it should be easy!'
3:07
Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Gipsies, Remendado, Dancaïre
16.
'Is this the place?'
0:16
Micaëla, Guide
17.
'I say that there's nothing to fear'
5:15
Micaëla
18.
'It's him! I'm sure it's him over there!'
0:16
Micaëla, Escamillo, Don José
19.
'Escamillo is my name, and I come from Granada'
1:01
Escamillo, Don José
20.
'She had a lover here'
4:24
Escamillo, Don José
21.
'Holà! holà! José!'
2:51
Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaïre
22.
'You should take care, Carmen'
4:00
Don José, Dancaïre, Gipsies, Remendado, Carmen, Micaëla, Frasquita, Carmen
23.
'Alas! José, your mother is ill'
2:04
Micaëla, Don José, Escamillo
24.
Entr'acte
2:12
Act IV
25.
'A few cuartos! A few cuartos!'
2:12
Merchants, Vendors, Zuniga, An Orange Vendor, A Gipsy
26.
'Here they come! Here they come!'
3:46
Children, Merchants, Vendors, Chorus
27.
'If you love me, Carmen!'
3:24
Escamillo, Carmen, Cordeliers, Frasquita, Mercédès
28.
'It's you!' 'It's me!'
6:06
Carmen, Don José
29.
'Viva! Viva! What a corrida!'
3:53
Crowd, Don José, Carmen
Total time: 79:59
Solo: Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Carmen
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Micaëla
Solo: Mary Hegarty soprano - Frasquita
Solo: Sally Harrison soprano - Mercédès
Solo: Julian Gavin tenor - Don José
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Escamillo
Solo: Peter Wedd tenor - Dancaïre
Solo: Mark Le Brocq tenor - Remendado
Solo: Nicholas Garrett bass - Zuniga
Solo: Toby Stafford-Allen baritone - Moralès
Solo: Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano - An Orange Vendor
Solo: Paul Parfitt bass-baritone - A Gipsy
Officers, Soldiers, Children, Cigarette Girls, Gipsies, Bohemians, Smugglers etc.
Conductor: David Parry
27-30 August and 2-3 September 2002




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