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Bizet/Shchedrin: Carmen / West Australian Ballet

Bizet / Hussain / Brandwood / Fraillon
Release Date: 07/25/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4090  
Composer:  Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Nicolette Fraillon
Number of Discs: 1 
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Running Time: 52 minutes
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: NTSC
Audio: Dolby 2.0
Color: Color

Starring: Benazir Hussain, Daryl Brandwood
Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon
Choreographer: Ted Brandsen
Composer: Georges Bizet

Carmen is a timeless tragedy, never more relevant than today. It is a tale of desire, seduction, jealousy and betrayal. And in this, Ted Brandsen’s minimalist production, the devastating finale is heightened by the complete lack of artifice. Rodion Shchedrin’s fluid and muscular musical adaptation fits this raw and original performance by the West Australian Ballet like Carmen’s red dress – tight, revealing and, like the production, impossible to
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Works on This Recording

Carmen-Suite (after Bizet) by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Nicolette Fraillon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 

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