Video of the day: Bizet's Carmen in two minutes

Gramophone Tue 16th August 2016

A fresh take on Bizet's opera, and an opportunity for all amateur musicians...

The BBC is offering amateur musicians the opportunity to join the BBC Virtual Orchestra for a special performance at the Proms in the Park events on the Last Night on Saturday, September 10. Musicians of all standards are encouraged to learn the melody of the Toreador Song from Bizet's Carmen and then to film and upload their performance so that they can be included in the Virtual Orchestra. Full details and information are available from bbc.co.uk/getplaying

To inspire your music-making, the BBC has produced a radically reduced version of Bizet's opera (lasting just two minutes) narrated by BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny, which you can enjoy below:

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