The Toreador’s Song (viola duo)
Title: The Toreador’s Song, from the Opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violas
Printout: 2 pages
Note: The Toreador’s Song – “Toreador, en garde!” – is one of the highlights of Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen. This setting includes the both the verse and the refrain of the aria, the latter being the most familiar and popular section.
No opera set is complete without this number and Carmen’s famous Habañera.