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Bizet: Carmen / Karajan, Simionato, Gedda, Vienna SO

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

Andante presents Karajans celebrated 1954 concert performance of Bizets Carmen on 2CDs. The cast includes many emerging artists Karajan later used in his Vienna and Salzburg productions - Giulietta Simionato, Nicolai Gedda, Michel Roux, Hilde Guden and Graziella Sciutti. This recording has been remastered from the original Wiener Symphoniker master tapes. Included in the booklet is a full libretto in English and original reviews of the performance.


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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Graziella Sciutti (Voice); Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Mario Carlin (Tenor); Frederick Guthrie (Bass); Hilde Gueden (Voice); Luisa Ribacchi (Mezzo Soprano); Michel Roux (Bass Baritone); Gino Signore (Voice); Enzo Sordello (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 132 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Live