Georges Bizet, Carmen

Georges Bizet, Carmen

Book - 1992
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Bizet's Carmen is probably the best known opera of the standard repertoire, yet its very familiarity often prevents us from approaching it with the seriousness it deserves. This Handbook explores the opera in a number of contexts, bringing to the surface the controversies over gender, race, class and musical propriety. After a study of Mérimée's story Carmen by Peter Robinson, Susan McClary examines the social tensions in nineteenth-century France that inform both that story and the opera, and traces the opera through its genesis and reception. The Handbook concludes with discussions of four films based on the opera. The volume contains a bibliography, music examples, and a synopsis and will be of interest to students, scholars, and operagoers.
This handbook explores Bizet's famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in Mérimée's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780521398978
0521398975
9780521393010
0521393019
Branch Call Number: 782.1 BIZET MCCLA
Characteristics: xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Carmen

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