Bizet: Carmen Suites
Join Music Director Emeritus James Judd as he leads the NZSO in a performance of Bizet's Carmen Suites.
10 minutes 30 seconds
Georges Bizet Carmen Suites
James Judd Conductor
Derived from Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen, the Suites were meticulously compiled posthumously by his close friend Ernest Guiraud. Guiraud made subtle alterations to Bizet's original orchestration.
The Suites capture the drama and passion of the opera, and have since become beloved staples in the classical music repertoire.