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Bizet: Carmen / Rice, Hymel, Kimberg, Kovalevska, Carydis, Royal Opera House - 3D Blu-ray

Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7096   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Paula MurrihyBryan HymelDavid KimbergMaija Kovalevska,   ... 
Conductor:  Constantinos Carydis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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This video disc requires a 3D compatible TV and 3D compatible Blu-ray player plus the 3D glasses supplied with your 3D TV. (3D glasses are not supplied with this disc).

Passion, jealousy, and betrayal take center stage at London’s Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the world’s most popular opera. Bizet’s Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. In this characteristically vivid and vibrant stage production by Francesca Zambello, beautifully filmed in 3D by Julian Napier, Seville is brought to life with ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters – as well as a magnificent horse, a donkey, and even some chickens! This spectacular RealD and Royal
Read more Opera House production features a supremely talented cast, gripping drama, and Bizet’s energetic and passionate score. It is truly a musical event to remember! Carmen in 3D was premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in February 2011, and this recording marks the world’s first complete opera on 3D BluRay.

Georges Bizet
(3D Blu-ray Version)

Carmen – Christine Rice
Don José – Bryan Hymel
Moralès – Dawid Kimberg
Micaëla – Maija Kovalevska
Zuniga – Nicolas Courjal
Frasquita – Elena Xanthoudakis
Mercédès – Paula Murrihy
Lillas Pastia – Caroline Lena Olsson
Escamillo – Aris Argiris

Royal Opera Chorus
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Constantinos Carydis, conductor

Francesca Zambello, stage director

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, June 2010.

- Carmen and RealD: Filming in 3D
- Adding Depth to Opera
- Carmen the Opera

Picture format: 1080i High Definition 3D
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English, Castellano, German, Spanish, French, Canadian French, Italian, Japanese, Portugese
Running time: 175 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (3D Blu-ray)
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Works on This Recording

Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Paula Murrihy (Mezzo Soprano), Bryan Hymel (Tenor), David Kimberg (Baritone),
Maija Kovalevska (Soprano), Christine Rice (Soprano), Nicolas Courjal (Bass),
Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Constantinos Carydis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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