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Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny

With Huguette Tourangeau and Plácido Domingo

Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny With Huguette Tourangeau and Plácido Domingo

About

In 1875, Georges Bizet presented what was to become the most popular opera of all times at the Opera-Comique in Paris. As it is often the case with revolutionary pieces, the premiere of Carmen was a failure. Ten years had to pass for the Habanera or the Toreador Song to become opera hits, after the opera was presented all over the world and came back to France. Tragically, Bizet died three months after the disappointing premiere, convinced that Carmen will never gain the success it deserves.

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Details

  • Directed by:
  • Production date: 1973
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min
  • Production: © SWANNSWAY PRODUCTIONS LTD
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Regina Resnik | Stage director
  • Arbit Blatas | Set designer
  • David Findlay | Lighting
  • Huguette Tourangeau | Mezzo-soprano (Carmen)
  • Plácido Domingo | Tenor (Don José)
  • Marina Krilovici | Soprano (Micaëla)
  • Tom Krause | Baritone (Escamillo)
  • The Hamburg State Opera Chorus
  • Günther Schmidt-Bohlander | Chorus master
  • Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra
  • Alain Lombard | Conductor
  • Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
  • Georges Prêtre | Conductor

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