Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 2010)

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Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 2010)
Metropolitan Opera / Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, Teddy Tahu Rhodes / Yannick Nezet-Seguin (cond)

[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Thursday 3 June 2010

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Rated: PG - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993PG No Notes

"This is a calculating Carmen, who knows the worth of her assets. Some of her wily intelligence is reflected in the voice - strong in all reaches, flaming at the top...[Tahu Rhodes] prov[es] himself to be an ideal toreador, virile of voice, and very tall. All in all, a Carmen well worth seeing and hearing." The Times, 28th August 2010

"This is a calculating Carmen, who knows the worth of her assets. Some of her wily intelligence is reflected in the voice - strong in all reaches, flaming at the top...[Tahu Rhodes] prov[es] himself to be an ideal toreador, virile of voice, and very tall. All in all, a Carmen well worth seeing and hearing." The Times, 28th August 2010

"...everyone on stage, from stars to comprimarios and children (authentically underfoot), crackles with individual life, ideal on video... Garanča's clean-cut Baltic mezzo and fresh good looks suggest not the stereotypical gypsy wench, but a free spirit, intelligent and wilful" BBC Music Magazine, December 2010 *****

"Here is an opera DVD where, rare in my experience, each individual element matches the excellence of the others: production, cast, performance, film direction and use of the medium....Garanča has a fine sparring partner in Alagna - both roles are as well acted as they are sung...Halvorson's fluent direction conveys a real sense of occasion to the whole evening." Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

After her triumphant success as Carmen in Riga, London, and Munich, Elîna Garanca, "the Carmen of our day" (News, Austria), took the Met by storm when filmed live in January 2010.

Every generation has its "go to" Carmen. In 2010, the list of definitive gypsy seductresses - glittering with names like Baltsa, Bumbry, Calvé, Farrar, and Stevens - is enriched by the addition of Elîna Garanca.

The Wiener Zeitung said it all when it observed of Garanca's Carmen that "the role and the singer are perfectly matched".

This production was also seen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2009 with Garanca and Alagna in the lead roles.

2 DVD Set in 5.1 DTS surround sound. Region 2.