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Serenade from The Fair Maid of Perth (Bizet) Richard Lewis: make music part of your life series


Serenade from The Fair Maid of Perth (Bizet) Richard Lewis

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Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera -Bizet’s Carmen (Music Video)


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Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera – Carmen (Music Video)

Music Video: Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings the Habanera, from Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ (2002)

This video was filmed to promote the complete recording of the opera “Carmen” (EMI Classics)
http://www.emiclassics.com/releasedet.

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MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Georges Bizet – Petite suite d’orchestre. Jeux d’enfants


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Georges Bizet – Petite suite d’orchestre. Jeux d’enfants

La Folle Journée de Varsovie 2013, Szalone Dni Muzyki w Warszawie,
The Grand Theatre in Warsaw, Poland, September 28
Symphony Orchestra of the Tadeusz Szeligowski Music School in Lublin, Poland
Iwona Borcuch – conductor

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Make Music Part of your Life Series: Georges Bizet Carmen PART 1 of 20 (Prelude + Sur la Place)



I have now completely uploaded my favourite opera!
Georges Bizet‘s Carmen (4 Acts) (Part 1 of 20) (Prelude + Sur la Place)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqflI0… (next part)

Composer: Georges Bizet 
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

CARMEN: Maria Ewing (Soprano)
DON JOSE: Luis Lima (Tenor)
ESCAMILLO: Gino Quilico (Baritone)
MICAELA: Leontina Vaduva (Soprano)
ZUNIGA: Roderick Earle (Bass-Baritone)
MORALES: Christopher Booth-Jones (Baritone)
FRASQUITA: Judith Howarth (Soprano)
MERCEDES: Jean Rigby (Mezzo-Soprano)
LILLAS PASTIA: Daniel Pageon (Spoken role)
DANCAIRE: Burno Caproni (Bass-Baritone)
REMENDADO: Francis Egerton (Tenor)

Flamenco dancer: Juan Ortega
Stage Director: Nuria Espert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Covent Garden 1991

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Georges Bizet Menuet & Farandole/L’Arlésienne, suite nr. 2 – DR Symfoniorkestret – de Burgos


Georges Bizet (1838-1875) L’Arlésienne, suite nr. 2 (1872): Menuet og Farandole – Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

 

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George Bizet – Petite Suite d’Orchestre ” Jeux d’enfants”, Op. 22 – Iasi Philharmonic, Valentin Doni Conductor


George Bizet – Petite Suite d’Orchestre ” Jeux d’enfants”, Op. 22

Iasi Philharmonic, Valentin Doni Conductor
09.11.2012.

Nr.1 – Mareche ( Trompete et Tambour ) 
Nr.2 – Berceuse ( La poupee ) – 02:35
Nr.3 – Impromptu ( La toupie ) – 06:04
Nr.4 – Dou ( Petit Mari, petite femme ) – 07:15
Nr.5 – Galop ( Le bal ) – 11:03

This Day In History: GEORGE BIZET’S CARMEN PREMIERES IN PARIS (1875) GEORGE BIZET’S CARMEN PREMIERES IN PARIS (1875)


George Bizet’s Carmen Premieres in Paris (1875)

Though it is today one of the most popular operas ever written,Carmen was initially met with such scathing reviews that the opera house had to give away tickets to get people to see it. Shortly after its disastrous premier, its author, Bizet, died of a heart attack and the director of the struggling opera house resigned. Later that year, however, Carmen opened in Vienna to great acclaim. Why did critics initially hate Bizet’s story of a soldier’s doomed love for a wild Gypsy girl? More… Discuss


Angela Gheorghiu sings the Habanera (L’amour est un oiseaux rebelle) from Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’
(Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands Silver Jubilee Concert in Amsterdam, April 29th, 2005) 

S’il lui convient de refuser.

Rien n’y fait, menace ou prière.
L’un parle bien, l’autre se tait.
Et c’est l’autre que je préfère.
Il n’a rien dit mais il me plait.

L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour!

L’amour est enfant de Bohême,
Il n’a jamais jamais connu de loi.
Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime.
Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!

Si tu ne m’aimes pas, si tou ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime,
Mais si je t’aime, si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!

L’oiseau que tu croyais surprendre
Battit d’aile et s’envola.
L’amour est loin, tu peux l’attendre.
Tu ne l’attends pas, il est là.

Tout a tour de toi, vite vite,
Il vient, s’en va, puis il revient.
Tu crois le tenir, il t’evite.
Tu crois l’eviter, il te tient.

L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour!

L’amour est enfant de Bohême,
Il n’a jamais jamais connu de loi.
Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime.
Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!

Si tu ne m’aimes pas, si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime,
Mais si je t’aime, si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!

English Translation of Habanera

Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame,
and you call him quite in vain
if it suits him not to come.

Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer.
One man talks well, the other’s mum;
it’s the other one that I prefer.
He’s silent but I like his looks.

Love! Love! Love! Love!

Love is a gypsy’s child,
it has never, ever, known a law;
love me not, then I love you;
if I love you, you’d best beware! etc.

The bird you thought you had caught
beat its wings and flew away …
love stays away, you wait and wait;
when least expected, there it is!

All around you, swift, so swift,
it comes, it goes, and then returns …
you think you hold it fast, it flees
you think you’re free, it holds you fast.

Love! Love! Love! Love!

Love is a gypsy’s child,
it has never, ever, known a law;
love me not, then I love you;
if I love you, you’d best beware!