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When the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet was premièred at the Opéra Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, the mezzo-soprano Célestine Galli-Marié (1840–1905) played the role of Carmen. On that same day Georges Bizet was awarded the Légion d’honneur.

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This photograph was taken by the French photographer known as Félix Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon,1820–1910).

The role of Don José was played by the French tenor Paul Lhérie (1844–1937).

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This is a poster from 1875 used to advertise the production at the Opéra Comique.

The first run included 48 performances, but unfortunately, Georges Bizet died of a heart attack at the age of 36 on 3 June 1875, before the season had closed.  

© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba

 

 

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