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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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!

The cover illustration by Japanese painter Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) for 'The Gypsy song' from Carmen, Senow Sheet Music Series no. 153 (Tokyo: Senow, 1922). Courtesy of Toyama Kazuyuki Memorial Archive of Modern Japanese Music.The cover illustration by the famous Japanese painter, Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) for 'Habanera' from Carmen, Senow Sheet Music Series no. 28 (Tokyo: Senow, 1917). Courtesy of Toyama Kazuyuki Memorial Archive of Modern Japanese Music.Charles Dalmorès as Don José (6), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 1905Célestine Galli-Marié as Carmen, Opéra-Comique, Paris, 1883Acte IV (1) - Place publique - Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels 1902Acte III - Les rochers - photo Henri Mairet in Le théâtre, Paris, 1898 Production Run

Some of the performances:

Available from Edition Peters:​

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.