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CARMEN

RESOURCES

Books
Carmen
Author: Prosper Mrime. Notes: Prosper Mrimes novella, Carmen, was the source material for Bizets opera. English. 182 pages. University of Michigan Library. 2009.

Carmen: Black Dog Opera Library


Author: Georges Bizet. Notes: Book with two CDs, includes a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto, with photographs and drawings depicting scenes, singers, performances. French and English. 182 pages. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. 2005.

Carmen in Full Score


Author: Georges Bizet. Notes: The full orchestral and vocal score in the grand opera version most commonly performed today, complete with the recitatives by Ernest Guiraud added after Bizet's death. Reprinted from the authoritative edition published by C. F. Peters, Leipzig. French text. English. 448 pages. Dover Publications. 1989.

Carmen: Vocal Score


Author: Georges Bizet. Notes: Translated by Dr. Theodore Baker. French/English. 400 pages. Dover Publications. 2002.

Georges Bizet: Carmen (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)


Author: Susan McClary. Notes: Book includes brief synopsis, a story narrative with very brief music examples, commentary and analysis, a libretto, a discography, a videography, and a dictionary of opera and musical terms. English. 176 pages. Cambridge University Press. 1992.

Carmen (Young Adult Novel Adaptation)


Author: Walter Dean Myers. Notes: Walter Dean Myers adaptation of Bizets Carmen is set in New York Citys Spanish Harlem, in this novel for young adults. English. 160 pages. EgmontUSA. 2011.

Films/DVDs
Bizet Carmen (The Metropolitan Opera LIVE in HD) (2010) / Garanca, Alagna, Frittoli, Rhodes, Nzet-Sguin. Metropolitan Opera (1992) Actors: Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Conductor: Yannick Nzet-Sguin. Language: Italian, French. DVD. 2010. Bizet: Carmen / Antonacci, Kaufmann, DArcangelo, Amsellem, Pappano, Royal Opera House (2008) Actors: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Norah Amsellem, Antonio Pappano. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Language: English. DVD. 2008. Bizet - Carmen / Levine, Baltsa, Carreras, Metropolitan Opera (1987) Actors: Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras, Samuel Ramey, Leona Mitchell, Myra Merritt. Conductor: James Levine. Language: French and English. DVD. 2000.
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials CARMEN Resources

Bizet Carmen (1984) Actors: Placido Domingo, Julia Migenes, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham, Franois Le Roux. Conductor: Lorin Maazel. Language: French. DVD. 2011. Bizet - Carmen / Obraztsova, Domingo, Mazurok, Buchanan, Rydl, Zednik, Kleiber, Vienna Opera (1978) Actors: Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo, Juri Mazurok, Isobel Buchanan. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Language: French. 2005.

Additional Films/DVDs Related to CARMEN


Carmen (2008) Actors: Paz Vega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Antonio Dechent. Language: English. DVD. 2008. Note: Unrated. Film adaptation of Prosper Mrimes novella. Carmen - A Hip Hopera (2001) Actors: Beyonc Knowles, Mekhi Phifer, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Joy Bryant. Language: English. DVD. 2002. Note: Rated PG-13 Hammerstein: Carmen Jones (1954) Actors: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams. Director: Otto Preminger. Language: English. DVD. 2002.

CDs
Bizet: Carmen Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Alicia Nafe, Geoffrey Pogson, George Main, Gordon Sandison, Ileana Cotrubas. Language: French. Conductor: Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra. 2005. Bizet: Carmen Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Jos van Dam, Kiri Te Kanawa. Language: French. Conductor: George Solti, Covent Garden Orchestra. 2005. Bizet: Carmen (Complete Opera) Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Mirella Freni; Jon Vickers; Grace Bumbry. Language: French. Conductor: Rafael Frhbeck de Burgos, Paris Opera. 2004. Bizet: Carmen Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Jonathan Summers, Sherrill Milnes, Gwynne Howell, Robert Lloyd, Tom McDonnell. Language: Italian. Conductor: Zubin Mehta, Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra Covent Garden. 2004. Bizet: Carmen Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Marilyn Horne, James McCracken, Tom Krause, Adriana Maliponte. Language: French. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 2002. Bizet: Carmen Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda, Robert Massard, Jane Berbi, Andrea Guiot, Claude Cales. Language: French. Conductor: Georges Prtre, Orchestre de Thtre National de l'Opra de Paris. 1997 Bizet: Carmen (Highlights) Composer: Georges Bizet. Performers: Tatiana Troyanos, Plcido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jos van Dam, Norma Burrowes. Language: French. Conductor: George Solti, London Philharmonic Orchestra. 1998.

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials CARMEN Resources