Operas by Georges Bizet for rent in reduced orchestration

Carmen (our standard reduction)$600

Reduction for 2 flutes (both double on piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles on English horn), 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, harp, timpani & percussion (combined part—1 or more players), and strings.

Includes the Guiraud recitatives (which of course can be cut if desired).

We also have available inserts for music from the original Opéra-Comique version which was later cut for the grand opera version, music usually not available in standard editions:

• In No. 3, canon for strings under Moralès/Don José dialog (42 mm.).

• Extended orchestral introduction to No. 4 (Cigarette Girl Chorus) (34 mm.).

• Extended version of No. 9 (Carmen’s song with Zuniga dialog) (112 mm.).

• Extended version of No. 13 (Toreador Chorus) (92 mm.).

• In No. 23, Don José/Escamillo fight scene (71 mm.).

There is an extra charge for these. Let us know if you are interested in any or all of these, and we will quote you a price.

Carmen: Prélude$80

Reduction for 2 flutes (2nd doubles on piccolo), 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, timpani & percussion (combined part—1 or more players), and strings.

Excerpt from the above.

Carmen (slightly larger orchestra)In preparation

Reduction for 2 flutes (both double on piccolo), 1 oboe (doubles on English horn), 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, harp, timpani & percussion (combined part—1 or more players), and strings.

Similar to our standard reduction but with two trumpets instead of one.

In preparation. Contact us for availability.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us. We have other operas in the works, and will consider commissions as time permits.