Votre Toast

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Cray)

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General Info

Year: 1875 /
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Air Force Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Toreador Song is the popular name for the aria "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" from the opera Carmen, composed by Georges Bizet to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. It is sung by the bullfighter Escamillo as he enters in act 2 (toréador is a French term for "bullfighter") and describes various situations in the bullring, the cheering of the crowds and the fame that comes with victory. The refrain, "Toréador, en garde", forms the middle part of the prelude to act 1 of Carmen.

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  • United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Joseph Hansen, conductor; Matthew Irish, vocal) – 19 July 2016

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