“Habanera” from the Opera, Carmen – Georges Bizet

Below is the lesson for “Habanera” from the Opera, Carmen.

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One of the most famous arias from the opera, Carmen. This enchanting melody builds upon dynamics, chromatic runs, and key changes to create an everlasting piece. I have split the arrangement up into the following sections:

Melodies A-E

Each melody is 8 bars in length. The song begins in D minor and modulates to the parallel major (D Major) in melody C. What this means is, the tone and feel of the song switches from minor (sad) to major (happy). This is a challenging piece, and with that said, I would recommend to work on one melody at a time. This piece is all about dynamics and playing with feeling. Throughout the lesson videos we will touch upon concepts and ideas on how to get this across in our performance.

P.S. Click HERE to learn another aria from the opera, Carmen.

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