The Toreador’s Song, from Carmen (violin viola duo)
Title: The Toreador’s Song, from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 4 pages
Note: The Toreador’s Song is perhaps 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.
This and two other marches from Carmen are also available at considerable savings in the Bargain Bundle Carmen, Selected Highlights for violin and viola, Set 3.