The Toreador’s Song, from Carmen (viola cello duo)
Title: The Toreador’s Song, from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: The Toreador’s Song is perhaps the best-known aria from Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen. More than being a catchy tune, however, the music imbues Escamillo (the toreador) with a flair for the dramatic and a self-aggrandizing ego.
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The audio sample below includes the beginnings of both the verse and the more familiar refrain.