When you click on the link below, you will be connected to the Online Reserves page giving the complete audio performance of Bizet's Carmen.
By clicking on the headings "ACT 1," "ACT 2," "ACT 3," and "ACT 4," you will be able to play each act in turn, continuously. This is most likely be your optimum use of the site.
By clicking on the title of any one individual item (or "number"), you will be able to play just that item on its own. This will serve you best when you are studying that portion of the work in the course of writing an opera report. And by operating the slide control on your RealPlayer panel, you can move backward and forward within that number freely to hear internal sections repeatedly, and can use the pause and restart buttons to stop and start at any point.
The libretto of the opera, in parallel French and English texts, will be available on the web for use in conjunction with this site within the next few days.