Prelude to Act I (Entrance of the Toreadors), from Carmen (string quartet)
Title: Prelude to Act I (Entrance of the Toreadors) from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 5 pages
Note: In the opera Carmen this music is heard both as a prelude to Act I and in Act IV when the chorus of toreadors enters the scene. The prelude’s lively march tempo and effervescent melody make it a popular number for festive occasions and even light concert use.