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Author Furman, Nelly, author.

Title Georges Bizet's Carmen / Nelly Furman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.1092 BIZE CAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description ix, 134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Oxford keynotes
Oxford keynotes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : The making of a myth -- Fatal attraction -- For the love of science -- Screen woman -- Conclusion : Sites of seduction.
Summary "The heroine of the most performed opera in the world since 1875, Carmen has become a universal cultural icon. She has appeared in a multitude of ballets, on stage as well as ice rinks, and in some eighty international films. The success of Bizet' opera owns a lot to the libretto's singular accounting of the 1845 short story on which it is based. In her close textual analyses of Ludovic Halévy's and Henri Meilhac's libretto and Prosper Mérimée's novella, the author strives to account for the multiple aspects of Carmen's attraction that support George Bizet's acclaimed musical score. Through its multi-facetted cultural renditions through time and place, the story of Carmen can be said to have attained the status of a myth. Myths are stories that speak to us, in our own time and place, about personal, social, or cultural issues"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Carmen.
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870. Carmen.
Romanies in opera.
ISBN 9780190059149 hardcover
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