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Bizet: Carmen / Cluytens, Michel, Jobin, Angelici

Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 65318   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jean VieuilleRaymonde NottiGermaine ChelletSolange Michel,   ... 
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique OrchestraParis Opéra Comique Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Solange Michel presents a Carmen of the old school. Her voice is really more contralto in quality and her diction suggests not so much a sensual gipsy as an actress at the Comedie-Francaise. Nevertheless, there is something fascinating and endearing about her portrayal. One simply could not find anyone today who sounds like her – and yet she was the favourite Carmen at the Opera-Comique, where she sang the role at the 2, 500th performance there and went on to notch up 500 of her own! Michel Dens is a swaggering Escamillo and Martha Angelici a convincing Michaela. Of course, with such heavy competition where Carmen on CD is concerned, this set is valuable principally as a document of the opera's performing tradition."
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Works on This Recording

Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jean Vieuille (Baritone), Raymonde Notti (Mezzo Soprano), Germaine Chellet (Soprano),
Solange Michel (Mezzo Soprano), Michel Dens (Baritone), Martha Angelici (Soprano),
Raoul Jobin (Tenor), Frederic Leprin (Tenor)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra,  Paris Opéra Comique Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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