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Carmen : Opéra En Quatre Actes = [opera] In Four Acts / [music By] Georges Bizet ; Libretto By Henri Meilhac And Ludovic Halévy, Based On The Novella By Prosper Mérimée (2010)


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Published: Hamburg : New York : Deutsche Grammophon ; Marketed by Universal Music Classical, c2010
Description:  2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 6313813901,
Language:  French

Title from booklet

"Carmen exists in an independent universe where her existence is defined by her desire for men and their desire for her, always on her terms. And she burns up whomever she desires."--Booklet

Program notes and synopsis in English (20 p. : ill.) inserted in container

Bonus material (in English): Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna backstage with Renée Fleming. Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: Yannick Nézet-Séquin ; Barbara Frittoli and Teddy Tahu Rhodes ; Christopher Wheeldon

Elīna Garanča (Carmen) ; Roberto Alagna (Don José) ; Barbara Frittoli (Michaëla) ; Teddy Tohu Rhodes (Escamillo) ; supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Yannick Nézet-Séquin, conductor

Filmed live in HD transmission at the Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 16, 2010

Carmen, a beautiful sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jelousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen

DVD; picture format NTSC, 16:9; sound formats: PCM stereo., DTS 5.1; region code 0

Sung in French; French, German, English, Spanish or Chinese subtitles

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