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CARMEN opera by Jean Bijet During the seventeen century a form of musical drama in which vocal and instrumental music are both used was further distinguished into the performance of tragic and comic plays Buffa opera in French - Comique and in German - Singspliel had its purpose to make people laugh In addition Buffa opera was treated as a piece of the less quality performance often attended by middle and low class of the societies From the other side Opera Seria was serious performance with castrato as an mayor part of the vocal production Opera Seria was usually attended by aristocrats and wealthy individuals that were placed high in the society Eventhou opera has divided its main plots into different directions there was one important exception that changed future development of music and opera itself It was 1875 when opera Carmen saw the light of reality The composer was Jean Bijet and libretto was taken from the novel written by Prosper Merimee French literature novelist who is the original author of the story about Carmen Carmen is drama performance which was revolutionary work mainly because it contained both factors Opera Seria and Opera Buffa were both a part of the remarkable tragic drama that was developed into the form of opera comic The music that follows the vocals and the plot of the play was written during the Romanticism because Jean Bijet lived in that particular period in time The music contains the laight motive that is achieved by the beautiful and colorful orchestra which follows throughout the whole play Carmen is one of the unique operas that could reach the impression of libretto a nd transform the action into comic play The vocal performance was changed into spoken dialog which affected Carmen and the plot of the play In addition this play was not made like any other play and it is very rear to create tragic opera with the
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