Habañera, from Carmen (string quartet)
Title: Habañera, from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: One of the most celebrated arias in the opera repertoire, the Habañera from Bizet’s Carmen is sure to attract the attention of listeners. In this arrangement the opening theme is given to the viola, its darker tone quality being more akin to the duskier sound of Carmen’s mezzo-soprano.
Other string quartet arrangements of selections from Carmen are available: