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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Carmen, WD.31, Act III
Voice / Vocal Fach Mezzo/ Alto
Original key F minor
Language French
Composer Georges Bizet 1838 – 1875
Poet Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Henri Meilhac 1830 – 1897 / Ludovic Halévy 1834 – 1908
Range En vain pour éviter
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En vain pour éviter , a setting by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, was composed by Georges Bizet in 1873 (F minor), and published in 1875. It is part of the third act of his opera, Carmen.

Carmen is famous for being the last fatal opera of George Bizet. In 1875, aged 36, he succeeds in convincing the director of l’Opéra comique to premiere Carmen. The rehearsals are extremely tense: the singers refuse to move and act as required, the orchestra is reluctant to play as the score is deemed too difficult and the director is shocked by the indecent subject of the opera. The first representation is a disaster from all point of vu. Bizet falls ill and decides to retreat in the countryside, bathing into the cold waters of the river close to his house to overcome his sadness. He falls even more ill. Soon after, while he is watching another representation of Carmen, he falls dead as Carmen sings her fatal card aria (en vain pour éviter). Bizet will die unaware of the huge success his opera will become; Carmen is still nowadays one of the most staged operas of all time.

Act I opens on Micaëla looking for her fiancé Don José and asking the soldiers where he is. As they respond he will be there in the afternoon, she leaves and prefers to come back later. Later in the day, Moralès meets Don José and lets him know about the girl looking for him. They speak of the Tabaco factory a few steps away, full of women workers. Don José says he prefers to stay away from them, especially from the beautiful dangerous Carmen. As a bell rings the break, the women come out to smoke. Carmen sings about her philosophy of love (aria: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle) and chooses Don José out of the crowd of men, handing him a rose. Micaëla arrives and gives Don José a letter from his mother advising him to marry her (Micaëla). Suddenly, a fight begins: Carmen has insulted another worker and fought with her. She must be sent to prison by Don José. During the trip to prison, she seduces Don José and he lets her run away.

Act II opens on Carmen waiting for Don José, sentenced to a few months of prison after letting her escape. She is, with two of her friends, Mercedes and Frasquita at Lillas Pastia’s, a famous inn. Zuniga, captain soldier is there too. He invites all the women to the theater but Carmen refuses. Escamillo, famous toreador, meets Carmen for the first time and tries to seduce her. She rejects him as well as the offer of two friends of hers that need help with an unlawful operation. They all leave and finally Don José arrives. Carmen is happy to have him back after his stay in prison but he needs to leave as he hears the sound summoning soldiers back to their duty. Carmen, furious, asks him to prove his loves by renouncing to the army and following her. He refuses. His captain Zugina comes back and intends on forcing Carmen to be his own. They fight and Don José, having fought with his superior is forced to leave and follow the group of bandits.
Act III opens on the group at rest, in the mountains. Carmen and Don José are quarreling and Carmen tells him she does not love him anymore. Frasquita and Mercédès start playing cards and discover they have a beautiful future ahead of them. Carmen decides to try out her luck and finds out death to be the outcome of her story with Don José in her aria: en vain pour éviter.

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