Blood, Guts and Passion - Carmen in two minutes on the BBC

Date: 05.08.2016     Last updated: 05.08.2016 at 10.22
The BBC has produced a mini version of Bizet’s famous opera Carmen as part of the Get Playing music making campaign.

The short video condenses the doomed love story into a playful 120 seconds narrated by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Breakfast Show presenter, Shaun Keaveny.

The film races through the plot of Bizet’s stunning work and features the world-famous Toreador Song.

The jaunty animation is part of BBC Music’s campaign to encourage amateur musicians everywhere to learn to play the celebrated Toreador tune, and to film their own performance so they can join the first ever BBC Virtual Orchestra.

The Virtual Orchestra will be shown on BBC iPlayer and at Proms in the Park events as part the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 10 September.

6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny is learning to play the drums as part of the BBC’s Get Playing campaign, and will be uploading his performance to the Virtual Orchestra of the Toreador Song when he is ready.

Watch the fun here and use it as inspiration to upload your video to the BBC Virtual Orchestra and be part of the Last Night of the Proms celebrations.

Details of how you can join the BBC Virtual Orchestra are here

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