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BIZET, G.: Carmen (Arena di Verona, 2003) (PAL)




BIZET, G.: Carmen (Arena di Verona, 2003) (PAL)


Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Libretto: Henry Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Conductor: Alain Lombard

Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 149 Mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: July 2003

Directed by the incomparable Franco Zeffirelli and featuring one of the new stars of opera, Russian-born Marina Domashenko, this passionate tale of the self-willed gypsy Carmen is set against the imposing backdrop of a Roman amphitheatre lit by the flickering flames of candles. It was recorded in July 2003 on a warm summer evening and thousands of spectators were present to watch Bizet's most famous opera performed in a riot of colour.

"Having found the voice a fine one and a well-schooled one, I might only add that [Marina Domashenko] is a very musical singer and conclude that she has all the requisites to become a major presence in our theatres over the next couple of decades."


Carmen Marina Domashenko
Micaela Maya Dashuk
Frasquita Cristina Pastorello
Mercedes Milena Josipovic
Don Jose Marco Berti
Escamillo Raymond Aceto
Le Dancaire Marco Camastra
Le Remendado Antonio Feltracco
Zuniga Dario Benini
Morales Roberto Accurso

Bizet, Georges

Halévy, Ludovic; Meilhac, Henri

Lombard, Alain

Arena of Verona Orchestra

Arena of Verona Ballet

Arena of Verona Choir; Benjamin Britten Children's Choir

Accurso, Roberto; Aceto, Raymond; Benini, Dario; Berti, Marco; Camastra, Marco; Dashuk, Maya; Domashenko, Marina; Feltracco, Antonio; Josipovic, Milena; Pastorello, Cristina


Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-OPCAR

Barcode: 5450270008193

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 08/2004

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