I have a four CD set of Adagios done by Von Karajan. My mother gave it to me last Christmas because I had said I liked Barber's Adagio for Strings. Ironically, Barber's Adagio wasn't on any of the CDs. Nevertheless, there is lots of nice music on them. One piece, on the CD entitled "Romantic Adagio," is Entr' Act III from Bizet's Carmen. It is short, about 2:39, and hauntingly beautiful. I am familiar with the Carmen story, but not with how it falls out in the acts. So, can anyone tell me what is going on at the beginning of Act III. I am going to have to look this up somehow if I don't get an answer here. It has really gotten my curiosity up.