Geraldine Farrar - Carmen-Habanera (Love Is Like A Wood Bird) download mp3 album
A is from Act I from "Carmen" by Bezet. Soprano with orchestra in French.
Performer: Geraldine Farrar Writer: Bizet. Carmen; Act 1; Soprano with orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are . mil truncated conical, . mil truncated conical. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 621 A Catalog number: 621-A.
Carmen enters and sings her provocative habanera on the untameable nature of love ("L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"). The men plead with her to choose a lover, and after some teasing she throws a flower to Don José, who thus far has been ignoring her but is now annoyed by her insolence. Carmen herself, says Dean, is a new type of operatic heroine representing a new kind of love, not the innocent kind associated with the "spotless soprano" school, but something altogether more vital and dangerous. Her capriciousness, fearlessness and love of freedom are all musically represented: "She is redeemed from any suspicion of vulgarity by her qualities of courage and fatalism so vividly realised in the music"
Set as current obsession. L'elisir d'amore: "Una furtiva lagrima". Ferruccio Tagliavini. Ernestine Schumann-Heink. Le Donne Curiose: Tutta Per Te. Geraldine Farrar.
Farrar was born Alice Geraldine Farrar in Melrose, Massachusetts, the daughter of baseball player Sidney Farrar, and his wife, Henrietta Barnes. At 5 she began studying music in Boston and by 14 was giving recitals. Later she studied voice with the American soprano Emma Thursby in New York City, in Paris, and finally with the Italian baritone Francesco Graziani in Berlin. Farrar created a sensation at the Berlin Hofoper with her debut as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's Faust in 1901 and remained with the company for three years, during which time she continued her studies with. Ring Lardner has one of his characters attend a performance of Carmen starring Farrar in the short story 'Carmen' (Gullible's Travels, 1917). Geraldine Farrar as Marguerite in Faust. Geraldine Farrar in an evening gown. Farrar on the set of Carmen.
Maria Callas sings Habanera. Habanera, the popular name for L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Love is a rebellious bird) is actually an aria for a mezzo-soprano role. It is one of the most famous arias from Bizet’s Carmen. It is the entrance aria of the title character, Carmen, a Gypsy Girl, in scene 5 of the first act. Habanera is actually a Cuban popular dance music of the 19th century. Love is a rebellious bird That none can tame, And it is well in vain that one calls it If it suits him to refuse Nothing to be done, threat or prayer. The one talks well, the other is silent; And it’s the other that I prefer He says nothing but he pleases me. (Love is a rebellious bird) Lov. that none can tame,) Lov. and you can call him, although it is, quite in vain,) Lov. because it suits him not to come) Love.
Album: Geraldine Farrar in French Opera. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera). Geraldine Farrar, soprano.
Geraldine Farrar deservedly became the screen's model Carmen - super-sexy, viciously self-centered yet thoroughly charismatic. DeMille's direction was likewise always remarkably assured. Aside from the obvious use of newsreel material at the bullfight climax, all the action - particularly the fight in the cigarette factory - is staged most realistically. Cecil B. DeMille's "Carmen" is a breathtaking silent film. DeMille's outstanding talent as a director and producer shines in all of his films. Geraldine Farrar's spirited portrayal of Carmen is one of the best acting performances in the entire history of cinema. Alvin Wyckoff's cinematography is splendid, and William C. deMille's screenplay is very memorable. Wallace Reid and Pedro de Córdoba also give skilled performances, as does Jeanie Macpherson (DeMille's exclusive screenwriter) as Carmen's adversary.
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