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Bizet: Carmen / Dervaux, Simionato, Corelli, Freni, et al

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD features an exceptional vocal cast: Franco Corelli is at the top of his performance; Giulietta Simionato is wonderful and sensual and Mirella Freni is here at her debut, the latter performer is in the full mastery of her extraordinary vocal gifts which would have allowed her to become one of the most respected and beloved singer by audiences in latter times. The desperate passion, the cynicism, and the ever-looming shadow of death are told with a smoothness and simplicity of former times, which today Opera theatres seem to have lost.


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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Enzo Viaro (Bass); Norma Palmieri (Soprano); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Giangiacomo Guelfi (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Soprano); Loretta Di Lelio (Soprano); Mario Rossetti (Baritone); Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Guido Malfatti (Bass)
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Ensemble: Palermo Teatro Massimo Chorus
  • Running Time: 143 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio