Bizet: Carmen

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Bizet
LABELS: DG
ALBUM TITLE: Carmen
WORKS: Carmen
PERFORMER: Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni; VPO/Karajan; dir. Karajan
CATALOGUE NO: 073 4032
Karajan’s film of his own spectacular Salzburg staging looks studio-bound and rather stilted. But still memorable for Vickers, Bumbry and Freni (less so Justino Diaz’s toreador) and Karajan’s sweeping conducting.

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