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Bizet: Carmen - Highlights / Solti, Troyanos, Domingo, Et Al


Release Date: 05/12/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458204   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana TroyanosPlacido DomingoDame Kiri Te KanawaJane Berbié,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Alldis ChoirHaberdashers' Aske's School Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Solti's Decca performance is remarkable for its new illumination of characters. Tatiana Troyanos is one of the subtlest Carmens on record. Escamillo [José Van Dam] too is more readily sympathetic, not just the flashy matador who steals the hero's girl, whereas Don José [Placido Domingo] is revealed as weak rather than just a victim. Troyanos's singing is delicately seductive too, with no hint of vulgarity, while the others make up a consistent singing cast." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition, reviewing the complete version, Decca 414489] "Solti's Decca performance is remarkable for its new illumination of characters. Tatiana Troyanos is one of the subtlest Carmens on record. Escamillo [José Van Dam] too is more readily sympathetic, not just the flashy matador who steals the hero's girl, whereas Don José [Placido Domingo] is revealed as weak rather than just a victim. Troyanos's singing is delicately seductive too, with no hint of vulgarity, while the others make up a consistent singing cast." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition, reviewing the complete version, Decca 414489] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Language: French 
2. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita!..."
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
3. Carmen: Parle-moi de ma mère by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
4. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), Norma Burrowes (Soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
6. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jacques Loreau (Spoken Vocals), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano),
Norma Burrowes (Soprano), Pierre Thau (Bass), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This selection begins with "Vivat, vivat le torero!..."
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Carmen: Nous avons en tête une affaire by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), Norma Burrowes (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Michel Roux (Baritone), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
8. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
9. Carmen: Non, tu ne m'aimes pas by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
10. Carmen: Mêlons! Coupons! [Card Scene] by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Norma Burrowes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
11. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
12. Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys Choir,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
13. Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1975 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 

Sound Samples

Carmen: Overture (Prelude)
Carmen / Act 1: "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita" - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
Carmen / Act 1: "Parle-moi de ma mère!"
Carmen / Act 1: "Près des remparts de Séville" - "Tais-toi"
Carmen / Act 2: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient"
Carmen / Act 2: Vivat! Vivat le torero!..Toreador Song: Votre toast
Carmen / Act 2: "Nous avons en tête une affaire!"
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Carmen / Act 2: "Non, tu ne m'aimes pas!"
Carmen / Act 3: "Mêlons! Coupons!"
Carmen / Act 3: "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"
Carmen / Act 4: Les voici, les voici (Toreador Chorus)
Carmen / Act 4: C'est toi! - C'est moi!

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