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Carmen

Author: Georges BizetHenri MeilhacLudovic HalévyElīna GarančaRoberto AlagnaAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York : Distributed by Universal Music Distribution, [2010]
Series: Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Bizet; Henri Meilhac; Ludovic Halévy; Elīna Garanča; Roberto Alagna; Barbara Frittoli; Teddy Tahu Rhodes; Keith Miller, (Bass-baritone); Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Gary Halvorson; Renée Fleming; Richard Eyre; Rob Howell; Peter Mumford; Christopher Wheeldon; Prosper Mérimée; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WNET.ORG.; Deutsche Grammophon (Firm); Universal Music Distribution.
OCLC Number: 665177103
Language Note: Sung in French; French, German, English, Spanish or Chinese subtitles; spoken commentary in English.
Notes: Title from booklet.
Opéra en quatre actes = [opera] in four acts.
"This version of Carmen uses, in part, the critical edition by Fritz Oeser"--End credits.
"Carmen exists in an independent universe where her existence is defined by her desire for men and their desire for her, always on her terms. And she burns up whomever she desires"--Booklet.
Program notes and synopsis in English (20 p. : ports. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features include (in English): Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna backstage with Renée Fleming. Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Barbara Frittoli and Teddy Tahu Rhodes; Christopher Wheeldon.
Credits: Set and costume designer, Rob Howell ; lighting designer, Peter Mumford ; choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon.
Performer(s): Elīna Garanča (Carmen) ; Roberto Alagna (Don José) ; Barbara Frittoli (Michaëla) ; Teddy Tohu Rhodes (Escamillo) ; Keith Miller (Zuniga) ; supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor ; host, Renée Fleming.
Event notes: Filmed live in HD transmission at the Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 16, 2010, for Great performances.
Description: 2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; picture format NTSC, 16:9; sound formats: PCM stereo., DTS 5.1; region code 0.
Contents: disc 1. Acts 1 & 2 --
disc 2. Acts 3 & 4 ; extras.
Series Title: Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Other Titles: Metropolitan Opera presents
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: [music by] Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with Thirteen for WNET.ORG ; production by Richard Eyre ; directed by Gary Halvorson.

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Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.

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