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The Choice of Don José

On these pages are a number of resources for teachers working on EPOC Carmen projects: articles; practical commentaries on other resources; synopses; ideas for class etc. They are grouped into two sections: those that deal specifically with EPOC’s version of Carmen and those that are of more general interest.

EPOC’s Carmen

by Mark Tinkler, director of EPOC

EPOC’s version of the story interspersed with Don José’s dilemmas and choices.

A few ideas to get discussion going in classrooms. KS2 & 3

A few notes and pointers about the sheet music – see Song Room/Carmen

General Resources

by Michel Rabaud

A biography of the composer

by Ludovic Halévy, co-librettist of Carmen

A comparison of the versions of the Carmen stories of Mérimée and Bizet by John Higgins

History, Music, Dance

by Xenophon (c.430 BC-c.355 BC). An English Translation by Joséph Addison.