What does Carmen mean?

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  1. Carmen(ProperNoun)

    borrowed from Spanish in the nineteenth century.

  2. Carmen(ProperNoun)

    , an Anglicization of the Carmine. (Less common than the female name).

  3. carmen(Noun)

    Plural form of carman.

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  1. Carmen

    Carmen is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, on 3 March 1875, and at first was not particularly successful. Its initial run extended to 36 performances, before the conclusion of which Bizet died suddenly, and thus knew nothing of the opera's later celebrity. The opera, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality and lawlessness, and the tragic outcome in which the main character dies on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial. After the premiere, most reviews were critical, and the French public was generally indifferent. Carmen initially gained its reputation through a series of productions outside France, and was not revived in Paris until 1883; thereafter it rapidly acquired celebrity at home and abroad, and continues to be one of the most frequently performed operas; the "Toreador song" from act 2 is among the best known of all operatic arias. Later commentators have asserted that Carmen forms the bridge between the tradition of opéra comique and the realism or verismo that characterised late 19th-century Italian opera.

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How to pronounce Carmen?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Carmen in sign language?

  1. carmen

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carmen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carmen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Carmen in a Sentence

  1. Phil Ledford:

    Carmen is still doing well.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    FYI: There's no such place as Carmen, San Diego.

  3. Manuel Santos:

    This nightmare is going to end soon, carmen will be with us in our home.

  4. Bud Lake:

    I have no legal rights over Carmen. The woman who gives birth has all legal rights.

  5. Ruchel Louis Coetzee:

    Carmen is the embodiment of being able to do anything you want no matter what age you are, she defies age.

Images & Illustrations of Carmen

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