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Bizet: Carmen (Sung In German) / Ludwig, Prey, Schock, Stein

Bizet / Ludwig,Christa
Release Date: 04/02/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 123002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Melitta MuszelyHermann PreyChrista LudwigRudolf Schock
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper ChorusBerlin Symphony OrchestraSchoneberg Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bizet's masterpiece opera Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a soldier who is seduced by the gypsy Carmen. The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed and is most commonly sung in French. This recording of Carmen is sung completely in German. Christa Ludwig, who stars as Carmen, leads the all German cast including Rudolf Schock as the fiery Don José and macho-like Hermann Prey as Escamillo.

This is part of the Electrola Collection, a series that celebrates the historic record label, Electorla. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for their rich catalogs, masterful artists and the iconic gramophone trademark.
Bizet's masterpiece opera Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a soldier who is seduced by the gypsy Carmen. The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed and is most commonly sung in French. This recording of Carmen is sung completely in German. Christa Ludwig, who stars as Carmen, leads the all German cast including Rudolf Schock as the fiery Don José and macho-like Hermann Prey as Escamillo.

This is part of the Electrola Collection, a series that celebrates the historic record label, Electorla. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for their rich catalogs, masterful artists and the iconic gramophone trademark.
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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Melitta Muszely (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano),
Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra,  Schoneberg Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Language: German 

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