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The Sound of Opera

Tra la la, coupe-moi, brûle-moi (Song and melodrama)

Carmen is arrested but when Zuniga interrogates her, she replies with "Tralala". He then orders Don José to tie her hands with a rope and to guard her while he writes the report.

This video follows the original vocal score by Bizet with spoken dialogues. The orchestral parts could easily be reconstructed from the recitative version by simply omitting the bars inserted by Ernest Guiraud.

  • Carmen
  • Zuniga
  • 3 or 4 women
  • A soldier