The musical story of a gypsy girl and the bullfighter and a soldier who vie for her favors, Carmen offers an irresistible combination of highly original music in a romantic and exotic setting. This inexpensive, authoritative edition of one of the world's most popular operas presents the classic Schirmer edition of 1895 in the original French with a complete English singing version by Dr. Theodore Baker. Indispensable for singers, chorus, and rehearsal pianists, this beautiful engraved volume will delight performers and all devotees of great operatic literature. Lists of credits, characters, and contents. English stage directions. Text in French and English.