ALBUM TITLE: 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.