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Famous Grand Operas - Carmen $5 .925 silver.
The most appropriate tribute to one of the world’s most popular operas: Carmen by Georges Bizet. The first coin belongs to "Famous Grand Operas" series.
Mintage: only 1,000 pieces worldwide. With capsule, box and Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Face Value :||5 Dollars|
|Metal :||.925 Silver|
|Weight :||20 g|
|Size :||41 x 31 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 1,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Famous Grand Operas|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, first published in 1845, itself possibly influenced by the narrative poem The Gypsies (1824) by Alexander Pushkin. Mérimée had read the poem in Russian by 1840 and translated it into French in 1852. The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1820, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.
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