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Bizet - Carmen | Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or C733082

Bizet - Carmen

£19.06

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Label: Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or

Cat No: C733082

Barcode: 4011790733227

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th April 2008

Contents

Artists

Christa Ludwig
James King
Eberhard Waechter
Jeanette Pilo
Lucia Popp
Margarita Lilova
Oskar Czerwenka
Reid Bunger
Murray Dickie
Erich Kunz
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen

Artists

Christa Ludwig
James King
Eberhard Waechter
Jeanette Pilo
Lucia Popp
Margarita Lilova
Oskar Czerwenka
Reid Bunger
Murray Dickie
Erich Kunz
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

About

Christa Ludwig as Carmen was neither man-eating monster nor demonic femme fatale but a self-assured woman whose erotic charm stemmed from her lack of scruples and refusal to compromise. From her very first entry to the tension-laden final scene, Christa Ludwig pulled out all the stops, turning in a performance that still radiates an undiminished power, helping her to chalk up an enormous personal success with Viennese audiences.

The conductor was the young Lorin Maazel, who in turn gave Christa Ludwig the part of Fidelio at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin only a few months later and thence to a musical partnership that lasted several decades. James King. a convincing, impassioned Don José diverges from the Heldentenor roles with which he was normally associated. The Italian soprano Jeanette Pilou sang the part of Micaëla, demonstrating that it was not just her name that made her so suited to the French repertory.

It is fascinating to note the young Lucia Popp in the small role of Frasquita, and who better to sing the part of the predatory, Escamillo than Eberhard Waechter at the very peak of his powers…

Cast:
- Christa Ludwig (Carmen)
- James King (Don José)
- Eberhard Waechter (Escamillo)
- Jeanette Pilou (Macaëla)
- Lucia Popp (Frasquita)
- Margarita Lilova (Mercédès)
- Oskar Czerwenka (Zuniga)
- Reid Bunger (Moralès)
- Murray Dickie (Remendado)
- Erich Kunz (Dancaïre)

Live Recording, Vienna 1966.

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