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Carmen (Blu-ray) – The Royal Opera

Item# 044007433133

Carmen (Blu-ray) – The Royal Opera
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Release Date: November 18, 2008
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Director: Francesca Zambello
Anna Caterina Antonacci
Jonas Kaufmann
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Norah Amsellem
Orchestra:  Royal Opera House
Label:  Decca
Format: AC-3, Classical, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 152 minutes

With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don José, this Royal Opera production if a darkly passionate reading of one of the world’s favorite operas. Under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Bizet’s irresistible score drives the tragedy forward – powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

One of the most popular operas of all time, Georges Bizet’s Carmen (1875) tells the story of a beautiful and passionate gypsy whose love affair with an officer ends in tragedy. The score boasts several of opera’s greatest hits, including Carmen’s Habanera and the Toreador Song.

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