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Carmen

03/03/12 12:00PM

We sample wonderful music from Bizet's Carmen, possibly the most popular opera in the world, which premiered on this date in 1875 - and was not well received.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:00pm

Carmen: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:00pm

Carmen: Conclusion (excerpt)
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Soloists: Nicolai Gedda, tenor
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:07pm

Carmen: Habanera
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:12pm

Carmen: Habanera
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Soloists: Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49240
Release Year: 1960
 
 

12:19pm

Carmen: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Placido Domingo, tenor
CD/Album: Georges Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: London 414489
Release Year: 1976
 
 

12:24pm

Carmen: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Soloists: Nicolai Gedda, tenor
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:29pm

Carmen: "Votre toast"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra; Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Soloists: Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7981
Release Year: 1951
 
 

12:35pm

Carmen: "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
CD/Album: Georges Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: London 414489
Release Year: 1976
 
 

12:44pm

Carmen: Seguidilla
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Gennaro Papi
Soloists: Rosa Ponselle, soprano ; René Maison, tenor
CD/Album: Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: Met Historic Recordings 21-112-42-PT10 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1937
 
 

12:52pm

Carmen: Conclusion
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Chœurs René Duclos; Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
 
 
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