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The lyrics in an opera/musical

libretto?

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Music played at the beginning of an opera that serves as a preview of what's about to happen

overture

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a solo song in an opera

aria

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type of opera that has some speaking parts and a happy ending

opera comique

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speech-like style of singing

recitative

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light, instrumental music performed between acts of an opera

entr'acte music

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Les Mis is based on the novel of the same name by this French author

Victor Hugo

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Les Mis first premiered in this year

September 24, 1980

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composed the music in Les Mis

Claude-Michel Schoenberg

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wrote lyrics for Les Mis

Alain Boubil, Herbert Kretzmer, and Jean-Marc Natel

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Les Mis was originally in this language

French

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What is the setting of Les Mis?

Paris, France

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Time period of Les Mis

early 1800s

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Jean Valjean's prison number

24601!

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Why was Jean Valjean in prison?

he stole some bread for his sister's son

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Why does the revolution led by the students fail?

The French people don't help them, and the rain ruined some gun ammunition

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Jean Valjean: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

loving and caring. He is the adoptive father of Cosette

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Javert: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

persistent and cruel. He is obsessed with Jean Valjean and he chases him all throughout the story till the end

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Marius: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

passionate and romantic. He gets married to Cosette

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Cosette: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

gracious and a hopeless romantic. She get married to Marius and is the adopted daughter of Jean Valjean

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Fantine: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

hard-working and devoted. She is the mother of Cosette

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Carmen works here with lots of other girls

cigarette factory

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Carmen is set in this country

Spain

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Carmen is sung in this language

French

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Year Carmen premiered

1875

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Composed Carmen

George Bizet

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2 reasons Carmen was so controversial when it premiered

It has violence and death. It was supposed to have a happy ending.

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In this aria, Carmen sings "love is like a rebellious bird that no one can tame" and "a gypsy child who has never known the law"

Habanera

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In this aria, Escamillo sings "a dark eye that watches" as the bullfighter fights, and that "love awaits" him

Toreador Song

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Carmen: 2 words to describe the character and how they relate to another character in the story.

seductive, carefree. She is the lover of Don Jose and Escamillo. Killed by Don Jose