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(Bizet: Carmen). Sop. A peasant girl in love with Don José. She brings messages from his mother, but José is no longer interested in Micaëla, having met Carmen. When he deserts to join Carmen in the smugglers’ mountain camp, Micaëla comes to tell him his mother is dying and he leaves with her. Duet (with Don José): Parle-moi de ma mere; Aria: Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante (‘I tell myself that nothing daunts me’). Created (1875) by Margherite Chapuy.

Subjects: Opera.

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