Bizet: Carmen / Cotrubas, Domingo, Milnes

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4838570

Teresa Berganza (Carmen), Plácido Domingo (Don Jose), Sherrill Milnes (Escamillo), Ileana Cotrubas (Micaela), Yvonne Kenny (Frasquita), Alicia Nafé (Mercédès), Robert Lloyd (Zuniga), Stuart Harling (Moralès), London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

• Newly remastered at Emil Berliner Studios in 24 bit/192kHz • Blu-ray Audio in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 5.1 Surround Sound 24 bit / 192 kHz and Dolby Atmos 24 bit/ 48kHz • 128-page booklet with liner notes (English/German) Abbado’s years with the London Symphony Orchestra resulted in three celebrated sets with the Spanish mezzo Teresa Berganza in central roles – and few could be more “central” than Bizet’s Carmen. Made in 1977, the recording followed staged performances directed by Piero Fagioni at the Edinburgh Festival. Berganza had studied the Carmen story, immersed herself in the opera’s background and delivered a characterization that emphasized the gipsy’s nobility, while Abbado’s conducting was both dramatic and vividly coloured.

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