DVD + Blu-Ray:
Carmen under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Bizet’s Carmen staged by Adrian Noble at the Opéra Comique conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner with Anna Caterina Antonacci in the title role.
2.110685-86 / NBD0127V_Carmen_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
2.110685-86 / NBD0127V_Carmen_Anna Caterina Antonacci © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
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Carmen received its premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1875, and this internationally acclaimed production, performed on period instruments by the excellent Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by period music specialist Sir John Eliot Gardiner, represents a triumphant return to its home theatre.
‘Stage director Adrian Noble, a former head of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, created an intense, elegant, cliché-free staging that tells the story with an engaging freshness. The grand Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci was in top form for this role’ (operatoday.com).
‘Carmen has never sounded more revolutionary, romantic or thrillingly vibrant’ (The Times, London).
Opéra-comique in four acts (1875)
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée
Carmen ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI Soprano
Don José ANDREW RICHARDS Tenor
Micaëla ANNE-CATHERINE GILLET Soprano
Escamillo NICOLAS CAVALLIER Bass-baritone
MAÎTRISE DES HAUTS-DE-SEINE
ORCHESTRE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE
Conductor SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
Stage Director ADRIAN NOBLE
Set and Costume Designer MARK THOMPSON
Film Director FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON
Filmed on 22 and 25 June 2009 at the Opéra Comique, Paris, France
[2.110685-86 / NBD0127V]
Total playing time: 168 minutes
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.0 · 2 DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.0 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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