Havana Quartet follows hard-drinking, romantic Cuban Police Detective Mario Conde (Banderas) who longs to be a writer but settled for a job as a detective. The series is set in the 1990s "when the communist dream was starting to fray around the edges but there still was a lot of charm," Albrecht said.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Havana Quartet - Habanera (aria) - Netflix

Habanera (music or dance of Havana, Spanish: Habana) is the popular name for “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” (“Love is a rebellious bird”), an aria from Georges Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen. It is the entrance aria of the title character, a mezzo-soprano role, in scene 5 of the first act. It is based on a descending chromatic scale followed by variants of the same phrase in first the minor and then the major key, corresponding to the vicissitudes of love expressed in the lyrics. Despite the change in mode there is no actual modulation in the aria, and the implied pedal point D is maintained throughout; nevertheless, there is no sense of monotony or stasis. The vocal range covers D4 to F♯5 with a tessitura from D4 to D5. The score of the aria was adapted from the habanera “El Arreglito”, originally composed by the Spanish musician Sebastián Iradier. Bizet thought it to be a folk song; when others told him he had used something that had been written by a composer who had died only ten years earlier, he had to add a note to the vocal score of Carmen, acknowledging its source. The French libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.

Havana Quartet - Text - Netflix

Lyrics in parentheses are sung by the chorus.

Havana Quartet - References - Netflix