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Bizet: Carmen / Piollet, Uria-monzon, Alagna, Poplavskaya, Schrott

Bizet / Schrott / Poplavskaya / Bieito
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 707308  
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alex SanmartíMarc CanturriBéatrice Uria-MonzonMarina Poplavskaya,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Piollet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vivaldi ChorusBarcelona Teatro Liceu OrchestraBarcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 46 Mins. 

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In this prestigious production at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, world-famous and highly controversial stage director Calixto Bieito, admired for his raw and evocative stagings, sees in Carmen the embodiment of the mythical gypsy and touches upon sensitive issues such as racism, xenophobia and right-wing politics. Bieito conjures up a sensual and realistic atmosphere full of powerful symbolism. An outstanding quartet of vocal stars, led by a “splendid and sensual” (El Periódico) Béatrice Uria-Monzon in the title role, delivers one of the most exciting Carmens in recent years: Roberto Alagna as Don José, Erwin Schrott as
Read more Escamillo and Marina Poplavskya as Micaëla.
“Roberto Alagna…was on top form.” Opera
“Uria Monzon's musical instincts are superior.” Opera News

Carmen – Béatrice Uria-Monzon
Don José – Roberto Alagna
Micaëla – Marina Poplavskaya
Escamillo – Erwin Schrott
Frasquita – Eliana Bayón
Mercédès – Itxaro Mentxaka
Le Dancaïre – Marc Canturri
Le Remendado – Francisco Vas
Moralès – Àlex Sanmartí
Zuniga – Josep Ribot

Cor Vivaldi – Petits Cantors de Catalunya
Liceu Grand Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Marc Piollet, conductor

Calixto Bieito, stage director
Alfons Flores, set designer
Mercè Paloma, costume designer
Xavi Clot, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, October 2010.

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Korean, Chinese
Booklet: English, German, French
No. of Discs: 2
Run time: 156 minutes
Disc Format: DVD 9 + DVD 5
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Works on This Recording

Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alex Sanmartí (Baritone), Marc Canturri (Baritone), Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Mezzo Soprano),
Marina Poplavskaya (Soprano), Eliana Bayón (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor),
Itxaro Mentxaka (Soprano), Erwin Schrott (Bass Baritone), Francisco Vas (Bass),
Josep Miquel Ribot (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marc Piollet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vivaldi Chorus,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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