The Toreador’s Song, from Carmen (violin duo)
Title: The Toreador’s Song, from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 4 pages
Note: The Toreador’s Song is arguably the best-known aria from Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, but far beyond being a catchy tune, the music imbues Escamillo (the toreador) with a flair for the dramatic and a self-aggrandizing ego. This piece is a must-have for gig musicians and opera lovers. It is also available in the Bargain Bundle Carmen, Selected Highlights for two violins, Set 2.