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Bizet: Carmen / Karajan, Bumbry, Vickers, Et Al

Bizet / Bumbry / Vickers / Vopc / Vpo / Karajan
Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000435209  
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mirella FreniOlivera MiljakovicJustino DiazRobert Kerns,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

This spectacular opera film was taped in 1967 and is based on the 1966 Salzburg Festival production directed by Herbert von Karajan himself, who also conducts the fabulous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The production features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry’s magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni’s ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla and Jon Vickers’s thrillingly manic-depressive Don José

On its release the film was hailed by Die Presse, (Vienna) as a “unique artistic event”, while Le Monde felt that
Read more Karajan’s production brought “a whole new dimension” to the opera, “combined with a magisterial interpretation”

A classical and utterly dramatic approach to probably the world's most beloved opera – Karajan’s Carmen is as much a delicacy for opera fans as it is a perfect starter for newcomers

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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano), Justino Diaz (Bass),
Robert Kerns (Baritone), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor),
Julia Hamari (Alto), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Anton Diakov (Bass),
Milen Paunov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 

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