The guests in the tavern hear that the bullfighter Escamillo has arrived in town and invite him in for a drink.
This very short song actually consists of two parts. The first part is sung by the procession chorus outside the tavern without orchestral accompaniment. During the dialogue that follows, the orchestra can optionally take over the melody which gradually gets louder as the procession approaches until it culminates in the pompous entrance of Escamillo. For copyright reasons I could not include the optional instrumental part during the dialogue.