Carmen

Habanera

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Questa celeberrima aria della Carmen, insieme all'Ouverture, è la più conosciuta e usata anche a scopi commerciali, tipo pubblicità.
Questo spartito si compone di 13 tipi di strumenti diversi, più il coro a quattro voci miste e il soprano solo che inscena la Sigaraia, Carmen, mentre confessa di amare Don Josè.


Habanera is the popular name for the aria "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Love is a rebellious bird) from Georges Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen. It is the entrance aria of the title character, a mezzo-soprano role, in scene 5 of the first act. The vocal range covers D4 to F♯5 with a tessitura from D4 to D5.
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About Carmen

Carmen (French pronunciation: ​; Spanish: ) is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, on 3 March 1875, and was not well received, largely due to its breaking of convention and controversial main characters, which shocked and scandalized its first audiences. Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, and therefore was unaware of its outstanding success in Vienna later that year, or that it would win enduring international acclaim within the next ten years. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently-performed operas in the classical canon; the "Habanera" from act 1 and the "Toreador Song" from act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias.
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