Title
Carmen
Composer
Georges Bizet 1838-1875
Librettist
Henri Meilhac Ludovic Halévy
Performer
Elina Garanča  (mezzosopraan) Roberto Alagna 1963- (tenor) Barbara Frittoli  (sopraan) Teddy Tahu Rhodes  (bariton) Metropolitan Opera Ballet Metropolitan Opera Chorus  (koor) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  (orkest)
Conductor
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Director
Richard Eyre
Publisher
Deutsche Grammophon, 2010 | Other editions
2 dvd-video's + boekje
Playing time
ca. 176 min
Note
Ondertiteling : Frans, Duits, Engels, Spaans, Chinees
EAN
0044007345818
CDR
DCD0987
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera en operette (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 20 times in Flemish libraries

About Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire.

During a brilliant student career at the Conservatoire de Paris, Bizet won many prizes, including the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1857. He was recognised as an outstanding pianist, though he chose not to capitalise on this skill and rarely performed in public. Returning to Paris after almost three years in Italy, he found that the main Parisian opera theatres preferred the established classical repertoire to the works of newcomers. His keyboard and orchestral compositions were likewise largely ignored; as a result, his career stalled, and he earned his living mainly by arranging and tr…Read more on Wikipedia

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