'Carmen is an opera composed by Georges Bizet. It was his last work to be completed as he experienced 2 heart attacks shortly. Carmen premiered on 3rd of March, 1875, however it did not do very well when it first premiered and it was not until after Bizet's death that it experienced greater success. The opera is set in Seville, Spain during the mid 19th century.
|Carmen||Soprano||Gypsy, main character|
|Don Jose||Tenor||Soldier, main character|
|Micaela||Soprano||Loves Don Jose, fiancè of Don Jose|
|Fasquita||Mezzo-Soprano||Female friend of Carmen|
|Mercedes||Mezzo-Soprano||Female friend of Carmen|
Carmen revolves around a tragic hero named Don Jose and a gypsy woman, named Carmen who seduces him and turns his life upside down and inside out throughout the course of the story. Don Jose starts out at the beginning as a upright and outstanding soldier and noble with a fiancèe and strong sense of right and wrong, but when Carmen comes into the picture all of this is thrown out the window as he falls in love with her and disobeys his commanding officers. He eventually ends up losing everything he started with at the beginning and is forced to become a wandering gypsy with Carmen.
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