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At The Opera, Bizet: Carmen, April 9, 2016

  

Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on March 3, 1875 and was not well received, largely due to its breaking of convention and controversial main characters, which shocked and scandalized its first audiences. Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, and therefore was unaware of its outstanding success in Vienna later that year, or that it would win enduring international acclaim within the next ten years. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the "Habanera" from act 1 and the "Toreador Song" from act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias.

Cast

Carmen – Regina Resnik

Don Jose – Mario del Monaco

Micaela – Joan Sutherland

Escamillo – Tom Krause

Orchestra and Chorus of the Grand Theater of Geneva

Thomas Schippers – conductor

Decca - 1963

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:12pm
Bizet: Carmen BUY La Suisse Romande; Thomas Schippers, conductor
11:00pm
11:01pm
Richard Tucker: O paese d' 'o sole BUY from The Soul of Italy
11:04pm
Richard Tucker: Tu, ca nun chiagne! BUY from The Soul of Italy
11:07pm
Richard Tucker: Senza nisciuno BUY from The Soul of Italy
11:09pm
Richard Tucker: Mamma BUY from The Soul of Italy
11:20pm
Puccini: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Puccini
11:25pm
Josaeph Canteloube: Bailèro (Vol. I, No. 2) BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Josaeph Canteloube
11:30pm
Villa-Lobos: Ária (Cantilena) BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Villa-Lobos
11:37pm
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Rachmaninoff
11:45pm
Puccini: Signore, ascolta BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Puccini
11:47pm
Puccini: Tu che di gel sei cinta BUY from Anna Moffo - The Complete RCA Recital Albums; composed by Puccini
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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