Aria Comparison

So a friend of mine is playing Micaela in the upcoming semi-staged shortened version of Carmen by G. Bizet.

I had a friend who did the aria Micaela sings for a vocal recital, and she did something not usually done with the ending. I asked her where she got it, she blushed, and then admitted it was from “Carmen Jones” the version with Dorothy Dandridge. Thanks to the wonderful world of YouTube I now present both versions of the aria side by side.

First the aria from the opera sounds like: 

The “Carmen Jones” version sounds like:

The production is “one night only” on this Saturday. June 14th at 7 p.m. at

The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

152 West 66th Street (behind Julliard)

New York, NY

Admission is $20

I am sure my friend will be a wonderful Micaela!!!


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