1875

Opéra-Comique, Paris, 1875

Performance information

Theatre: Opéra-Comique

Address: 1 Place Boieldieu, 75002 Paris, France

Date of first performance: 3 March 1875

Number of performances: 48

New production: Yes

Company/impresario: Adolphe de Leuwen & Camille Du Locle

Performers and creatives

  • Carmen: Célestine Galli-Marié
  • Don Jose: Paul Lhérie
  • Micaela: Marguerite Chapuy
  • Escamillo: Jacques Bouhy
  • Conductor: Jules Deloffre
  • Director: Charles Ponchard & Camille Du Locle
  • Sets: Jambon / Bailly / Emile Daran
  • Costume: Édouard Detaille / Georges Clairin

Other information

Spoken language: French

Score Edition: VS: Choudens 1st Edition (1875); Full Score: MS (not autograph) (score used for premiere), Bnf (PO)

Contributor(s)

Richard Langham Smith & Clair Rowden

Sources/references

Genest, Un demi-siécle d’Opéra-comique (Paris, 1953); Charlton and Wild, Théâtre de l’Opera-Comique Paris: Répertoire 1762-1972 (Sprimont, 2005); Macdonald: http://digital.wustl.edu/bizet/ref/; Carmen: Preface and footnotes to Vocal Score ed. Langam Smith (Edition Peters, 2013) (Preface also online); BnF Opéra, Registres OC-21 and OC-22; Evan Baker, ‘The scene designs for the first performances of Bizet’s “Carmen”‘, 19th-Century Music, 13/3 (1990), 230-242.

Notes

35 performances were given between 3 March 1875 and 13 June 1875. 13 more were given in the following season between 15 November 1875 and 15 February 1876. For the last 12 of these 13 performances Franck-Duvernoy replaced Chapuy as Micaëla.