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Bizet: Carmen / Bumbry, Vickers, Karajan [DVD]

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

"This video of 'Carmen' has had a number of incarnations, appearing on laser disc, tape, and DVD. Based on a stage production, it was artfully filmed by Unitel in 1967. In spite of shots of Karajan leading the orchestra, it has the appearance of being performed on a sound stage rather than a theater stage. The sound track was pre-recorded, the singers lip-synch, and quite frequently they do it successfully... If some of the artificialities found in this Unitel video do not bother you, you are likely to find watching this an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It is appealing to the eye and ear, and we are fortunate to have a visual record of Bumbry, Vickers, and Freni in roles that figured prominently in their careers. Vickers alone is worth the price of admission." -Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano); Anton Diakov (Bass); Justino Diaz (Bass); Kurt Equiluz (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Soprano); Julia Hamari (Alto); Robert Kerns (Baritone); Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano); Milen Paunov (Tenor); Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Studio