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Carmen 

Gypsy Carmen picks soldier Don Jose as her latest conquest, costs him his career, takes up with a toreador while he's in jail, recruits him for the smuggling ring, and foresees her own death.

Director:

Brian Large

Writers:

Henri Meilhac (libretto), Ludovic Halévy (libretto) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Levine James Levine ... Himself - Conducted by
Agnes Baltsa Agnes Baltsa ... Carmen
Leona Mitchell Leona Mitchell ... Micaëla
Josep Carreras ... Don José (as José Carreras)
Samuel Ramey Samuel Ramey ... Escamillo
Myra Merritt Myra Merritt ... Frasquita
Diane Kesling Diane Kesling ... Mercédès
Anthony Laciura ... Remendado
Bruce Hubbard Bruce Hubbard ... Dancaïre
Vernon Hartman Vernon Hartman ... Moralès
Ara Berberian Ara Berberian ... Zuniga
Nico Castel Nico Castel ... Lillas Pastia
Charles Duval Charles Duval ... Mountain Guide
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ... Themselves - Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Chorus Metropolitan Opera Chorus ... Chorus
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Gypsy Carmen picks soldier Don Jose as her latest conquest, costs him his career, takes up with a toreador while he's in jail, recruits him for the smuggling ring, and foresees her own death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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The Metropolitan Opera See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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You must see Samuel Ramey perform the "Toreador Song"
1 September 2006 | by OperamilnesSee all my reviews

Samuel Ramey's performance of the "Toreador Song" is so phenomenal, I have to go back and play that part of the opera at least two more times every time I watch the video. The high note that hits in this area must be heard to be believed and Ramey's power is unparalleled by any bass past or present.

However, I thought Jose Carreras was below par due to perceptible pitch problems throughout the opera.

Agnes Baltsa is better than your average Carmen and sang rather well.

Leona Mitchell is also rather good in her portrayal of Micaela and the supporting cast did a good job in acting and singing their roles.


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