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carmen (Lat.).
1. Tune, song, strain, poem.

2. (in 14th- and 15th-cent. parlance; plural carmina) V. part of a comp. (as distinguished from the instr. parts), or uppermost part of a choral comp.

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Carmen

Carmen. Opera (opéra-comique) in 4 acts by Bizet to libretto by Meilhac and Halévy after Mérimée nouvelle (1845). Comp. 1873–4. Sometimes perf. with orig. spoken dialogue replaced by recitatives composed by Ernest Guiraud. Prod. Paris 1875, Vienna (with Guiraud recit.) 1875, London and NY 1878. The famous Habanera may have been inspired (consciously or unconsciously) by a chanson havanaise by, or collected by, Sebastian Yradier, Sp. composer (1809–65). The Fritz Oeser edn. of the score (1964), used in most modern perfs., controversially includes mus. Bizet rejected in his own edn. of vocal score pubd. by Choudens in 1875.

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Carmen

Carmen the seductive Spanish gipsy girl who is the eponymous heroine of Bizet's opera (1875).

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