Georges Bizet's Carmen / Nelly Furman.

"The heroine of the most performed opera in the world since 1875, Carmen has become a universal cultural icon. She has appeared in a multitude of ballets, on stage as well as ice rinks, and in some eighty international films. The success of Bizet' opera owns a lot to the libretto's si...

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Main Author: Furman, Nelly (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Series:Oxford keynotes.
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Summary:"The heroine of the most performed opera in the world since 1875, Carmen has become a universal cultural icon. She has appeared in a multitude of ballets, on stage as well as ice rinks, and in some eighty international films. The success of Bizet' opera owns a lot to the libretto's singular accounting of the 1845 short story on which it is based. In her close textual analyses of Ludovic Halévy's and Henri Meilhac's libretto and Prosper Mérimée's novella, the author strives to account for the multiple aspects of Carmen's attraction that support George Bizet's acclaimed musical score. Through its multi-facetted cultural renditions through time and place, the story of Carmen can be said to have attained the status of a myth. Myths are stories that speak to us, in our own time and place, about personal, social, or cultural issues"--
Item Description:"About the companion website"--Page x.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 134 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780190059187
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