Opéra-Comique, Paris, 1883

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Run in: Paris, France

First performance: 21 April 1883

# of performances: 27

Sung in French   

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New production: Yes

Score Edition: Choudens

Spoken language(s) French   


Address ∙ 1 Place Boieldieu, 75002 Paris, France


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Léon Carvalho

CarmenAdèle Isaac
Don JoseThéodore Stéphane
MicaelaCécile Merguillier
EscamilloÉmile-Alexandre Taskin
Conductor ∙ Jules Danbé


27 performances were given between 21 April 1883 and the end of the season (from the 49th to the 75th performances of the opera at the Opéra-Comique.) The ’livre de bord’ for the 1882/3 season is missing but figures were reconstituted from Registres OC-22 (1875/6 season) and OC-29 (1883/4 season). Soubies gives 56 performances for 1883, which would englobe both the April revival (with Isaac as Carmen) and the new production in October (with Galli-Marié). For collated performances from Soubies’ volumes, see FMC website: http://music.sas.ac.uk/fmc/collections/bibliographical-resources-and-work-in-progress


Lesley A. Wright, ‘Rewriting a Reception: Thoughts on Carmen in Paris, 1883’, Journal of Musicological Research, 28/4 (2009), 282-294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411890903210511

Refer to the Bibliographic Sources