BIZET Carmen - Highl. / Berganza, Domingo, Abbado

GEORGES BIZET

Carmen
(Querschnitt · Highlights)
Berganza · Domingo · Milnes
Cotrubas · Kenny · Nafé · Lloyd
Ambrosian Singers
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado
Int. Release 01 Jun. 1994
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Track List

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Act 1

Stuart Harling, Ileana Cotrubas, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Watson's George College Boys' Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy

Teresa Berganza, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, Plácido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Act 2

Teresa Berganza, Alicia Nafé, Yvonne Kenny, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Yvonne Kenny, Teresa Berganza, Alicia Nafé, Jean Lainé, Sherrill Milnes, Robert Lloyd, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers

Plácido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Act 3

Yvonne Kenny, Alicia Nafé, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, Yvonne Kenny, Alicia Nafé, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Ileana Cotrubas, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Richard Amner, Jean Lainé, Leslie Fyson, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy

Teresa Berganza, Plácido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers

Total Playing Time 1:05:35

Reissued on two rather than three CDs, Claudio Abbado's 1977 set of Bizet's "Carmen" has long been a top recommendation . . . Plácido Domingo gives what is probably the best of his several Don Josés . . .

Berganza's role début at Edinburgh and subsequent performances elsewhere were widely hailed. She is supported by Plácido Domingo and Ileana Cotrubas, both in excellent voice and committed dramatically . . . and a satisfying supporting cast led by Robert Lloyd (Zuniga), always expert in French repertoire . . . Abbado gives a no-nonsense reading of exceptional detail and intelligence, with his wonted theatrical flair much in evidence.

Essential recording

. . . un orchestre empli de couleurs et de feu, un sens du mouvement dramatique qui d'un coup ont fait "Carmen" moderne . . . Berganza y apporte un chic presque classique, composant un personnage tragique saisissant.

. . . un Abbado que no tiene miedo a recrearse con absoluto detalle en una partitura que en sus manos se revela fuego puro, sin incurrir en las superficialidades de otras versiones.