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Bizet: Carmen / Verrett, Domingo, van Dam, Solti


Release Date: 09/03/2002 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1358   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Richard Van AllanThomas AllenShirley VerrettPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The finest all-around Carmen on discs remains the Solti-led 1973 performance from Covent Garden on Opera d’Oro: Shirely Verrett, Placido Domingo, Te Kanawa, and José van Dam sing rings around almost all of the competition individually, and as a dramatic whole, the opera really works.

-- Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
The finest all-around Carmen on discs remains the Solti-led 1973 performance from Covent Garden on Opera d’Oro: Shirely Verrett, Placido Domingo, Te Kanawa, and José van Dam sing rings around almost all of the competition individually, and as a dramatic whole, the opera really works.

-- Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

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Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Richard Van Allan (Bass), Thomas Allen (Tenor), Shirley Verrett (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Van Dam (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Carmen: Overture
Carmen: Act I, "Sur la place, chacun passe"
Carmen: Act I, "Avec la garde montante"
Carmen: Act I, "La cloche a sonné"
Carmen: Act I, "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita!"
Carmen: Act I, "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
Carmen: Act I, "Carmen! Sur tes pas"
Carmen: Act I, "Parle-moi de ma mčre!"
Carmen: Act I, "Qui sait de quel démon"
Carmen: Act I, "Au secours!"
Carmen: Act I, "Voyons brigadier, maintenant que nous"
Carmen: Act I, "Prčs des remparts de Seville"
Carmen: Act I, "Voici l'ordre, partez"
Carmen: Act II, Entr'acte
Carmen: Act II, "Les tringles des sistres tintaient"
Carmen: Act II, "Vous avez quelques chose ŕd nous dire"
Carmen: Act II, "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre"
Carmen: Act II, "Eh bien, quelles nouvelles?"
Carmen: Act II, "Je te dis qu'il faut le venir!"
Carmen: Act II, "Je vais danser en votre honneur"
Carmen: Act II, "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Carmen: Act II, "Non, tu ne m'aimes pas"
Carmen: Act II, "Holŕ! Carmen! Holŕ! Holŕ!"

Customer Reviews

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 Tempo uncomfortable February 1, 2014 By Carol L. (Concord, CA) See All My Reviews "The sound is less than perfect, and the tempo is too fast, but the soloists cannot be underestimated, ever. Still, not my favorite rendition of this piece." Report Abuse
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