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By Henri Meilhac,Ludovic Halevy

(Amadeus). A riveting tale of deadly charm among a beguiling, strong-willed gypsy and a naive yet passionate soldier who falls below her spell, Georges Bizet's Carmen pulses with seduction, obsession, and lethal betrayal. It was once reviled at its Paris optimal, the place its realism and perceived amorality proved stunning, however it turned the most renowned and very hot operas of all time. Arguably the best musical made from France's enduring fascination with Spain, Carmen positive factors many numbers which are now virtually universally typical, together with the seductive Habanera and the smug yet infectious Toreador music. Don Jose is an idealistic younger corporal in 1820s Seville while he encounters the gypsy Carmen, who's impossible to resist to all males doubtless other than Jose, who loves the blameless kingdom lady Micaela. yet quickly sufficient Carmen works her wiles on him to flee imprisonment, and a later twist of ever-looming destiny forces him to fully abandon the area he is familiar with and persist with Carmen right into a lifetime of crime. while the bullfighter Escamillo wins Carmen's affections, Don Jose's explosive jealousy clashes with Carmen's unravel to stay actual to herself, resulting in considered one of opera's fiercest confrontations and so much unforgettable conclusions.

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