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Bizet: Carmen / Reiner, Stevens, Tucker, Silveri, Conner


Release Date: 11/01/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 7961892  
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Nadine ConnerPaolo SilveriRisë StevensRichard Tucker
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Direct from the Metropolitan Opera’s archives, this complete performance of Bizet's Carmen is taken from the historic Saturday afternoon broadcasts and is newly re-mastered from the original source.

• For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet’s gypsy temptress
• With Richard Tucker as Don Jose in the production by the great theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie, with the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting
• 2 CDs taken from the February 16, 1952 Broadcast
Direct from the Metropolitan Opera’s archives, this complete performance of Bizet's Carmen is taken from the historic Saturday afternoon broadcasts and is newly re-mastered from the original source.

• For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet’s gypsy temptress
• With Richard Tucker as Don Jose in the production by the great theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie, with the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting
• 2 CDs taken from the February 16, 1952 Broadcast
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Works on This Recording

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Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Nadine Conner (Soprano), Paolo Silveri (Baritone), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 2/16/1952 

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