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Carmen (2 CD) – von Karajan, La Scala

Item# 9788865440230

Carmen (2 CD) – von Karajan, La Scala
Composer: Georges Bizet
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Giulietta Simionato
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Orchestra: Teatro alla Scala Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Label: La Scala

During his years at La Scala from 1940 to 1971, one of the most memorable performances led by conductor Herbert von Karajan was this 1955 production of Bizet’s Carmen, for which he was both conductor and director. The cast features Giulietta Simionato at the height of her career, and Giuseppe Di Stefano who was well on his way to a successful career.

This 2-CD set also comes with a book that includes the original program information, introductory text by Enrico Girardi, a history of the staging of Carmen, the story of Carmen in pictures, and the libretto.

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