Academic Contributors

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Contributors representing over 20 countries have shared the fruits of their research on this ever-growing resource.

Map & Timeline

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Discover Carmen performances internationally by using our interactive map to narrow on a certain location or years.

Professional Practice

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Learn how operatic professionals have worked with Carmen and discover the ways in which the Edition Peters vocal score – a modern ‘performance urtext’ – has impacted upon their practice.

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Carmen: Opéra en 4 Actes

The ‘performance Urtext’ edition of the Carmen vocal score, edited by Richard Langham Smith and Clair Rowden.

Also available on the Edition Peters website are free resources including an extended preface, bibliography and a comparative table of metronome marks in the sources.

cover of the book Carmen Abroad (Cambridge Univ. Press)

Carmen Abroad: Bizet’s Opera on the Global Stage

From the ‘old world’ to the ‘new’ and back again, this transnational history of the performance and reception of Bizet’s Carmen provides new understanding of the opera’s enduring yet ever-evolving and resituated presence and popularity.

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Bizet's Carmen Uncovered - RLS

Bizet's Carmen Uncovered

From the migration of Spanish musicians to Paris after the defeat of the Napoleonic Regime at the Battle of Vitoria to the importance of Spanish spectacles on the Paris Stage, this book examines the mushrooming of French interest in Spain during the mid-nineteenth century.

It deals with the transformation of Mérimée's novella into Halévy's libretto and Bizet's opéra-comique, alongside its original staging. Other chapters examine 'The forgotten Englishman', 'Carmen's places' and 'Carmen the Gypsy'.

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Find the striking and beautiful cover image of the first edition of the ‘Habanera’ in Japan from 1917, published by a Russian touring company ahead of the first full performance of Carmen in Japan in 1919. Or examine sets of the extraordinary opera-bull fights given in Nîmes in 1901!