Opéra-Comique, Paris, 1875-1876
First performance: 3 March 1875
# of performances: 48
Sung in French
New production: Yes
Score Edition: Vocal score: Choudens first edition (1875); Full score: Manuscript (not autograph, score used for premiere), BnF Opéra.
Libretto: Meilhac and Halévy, Carmen, (Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1875).
Spoken language(s) French
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|∙ w i t h ∙ I M P R E S A R I O S ∙|
|Don Jose||Paul Lhérie|
|Conductor ∙ Jules Deloffre|
|Director/Regisseur ∙ Charles Ponchard|
∙ Camille Du Locle
|Sets ∙ Jambon ∙ Bailly ∙ Emile Daran|
|Costume ∙ Édouard Detaille ∙ Georges Clairin|
35 performances were given between 3 March 1875 and 13 June 1875. 13 more were given in the following season between 15 November 1875 and 15 February 1876. For the last 12 of these 13 performances Franck-Duvernoy replaced Marguerite Chapuy as Micaëla.
Genest, Un demi-siécle d’Opéra-comique (Paris, 1953); Charlton and Wild, Théâtre de l’Opera-Comique Paris: Répertoire 1762-1972 (Sprimont, 2005); Macdonald: http://digital.wustl.edu/bizet/ref/; Carmen: Preface and footnotes to Vocal Score ed. Langam Smith (Edition Peters, 2013) (Preface also online); BnF Opéra, Registres OC-21 and OC-22; Evan Baker, ‘The scene designs for the first performances of Bizet’s “Carmen”’, 19th-Century Music, 13/3 (1990), 230-242
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