Opera comique in four acts by Georges Bizet to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy after Prosper Merimee’s novel of the same name. Premiered in Paris on March 3, 1875 at the Opera-Comique (Salle Favart)
The opera takes place in and around Seville, c. 1830.
In a public square in front of a tobacco factory, soldiers watch the passers-by. Among them is Micaëla, a peasant girl, who is looking for an officer named Don José. Moralès, a corporal, tells…