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|2. Sur La Place Chacun Passe|
|3. Regardez Donc Cette Petite|
|4. Avec La Garde Montante|
|6. Allons! Allons!|
|7. Dites-Moi, Brigadier?|
|8. La Cloche A Sonne|
|9. Mais Nous Ne Voyons Pas La Carmencita|
|10. Quand Je Vous Aimerai?/L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle|
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|1. Je Vais Danser En Votre Honneur|
|2. La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee|
|3. Non! Tu Ne M'Aimes Pas!|
|4. Hola! Carmen! Hola!|
|5. Suis-Nous A Travers La Campagne|
|7. Ecoute, Compagnon, Ecoute|
|8. Halte! Nous Allons Nous Arreter Ici...|
|10. Carreau, Pique... La Mort!|
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This is a super performance, slightly outside the common mould. In 1977, when this was recorded, Claudio Abbado was a great opera conductor, filled with sharp insights and a nice sense of the architecture of whole operas. He always seemed to know where he was going, and his ability to build to climaxes was second to none. Abbado has a rather elegant Carmen here in the smallish-voiced, introspective Teresa Berganza, a gorgeous singer who patently refuses to force her voice or her character into vulgarity. It's a fine reading. Placido Domingo is at his best in both intimate and maniacal moments, and Ileana Cotrubas's Micaela almost makes us care about this sappy little gal. Sherrill Milnes's Escamillo has plenty of swagger and voice. Berganza's subtlety combined with the wild passions of those around her make this a very good Carmen indeed. --Robert Levine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The set I received would not play properly. The replacement
was also defective as well. I am still awaiting refund for
product I returned. Do not buy this item!!!!
Berganza n'a pas été au rendez-vous de Carmen. Elle en donne une vision très terne (on croit entendre la grand-mère de Carmen... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2008 by Thierry B.
That Teresa Berganza is a great singer it is not new. But hearing her Carmen is almost a mystical experience.
She knows Carmen. Read more
Berganza isn't a tragic actress. Her bright voice is deprived of true sensuality. No sign of intensity, no "tears in her eyes". Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by M.Fomin
In my review of the Abbado CARMEN I forgot to mention one cast member: Robert Lloyd in the secondary (and mostly spoken) role of Zuniga is a real standout, with his perfect... Read morePublished on May 30 2003
I have to throw my unabashed endorsement of this recording into the ring. Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, Milnes made a superb team and a CARMEN for the ages. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2003 by "mistersam"
I just adore Teresa Berganza, what an artist! what a voice!
You would be insane to buy any other Carmen.
While this is a good performance of this great opera it suffers from the fact that a number of "liberties" are taken with the libretto. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2002
I can't believe a couple of reviewers prefer the Karajan recording to this superlative version. In his digital version (DG) Karajan unwisely uses actors instead of the actual... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2000 by Rocio Ortega