M1500 .B59 C37 1999 DVD
Georges Bizet's CARMEN, one of the world's favorite operas, celebrates at Covent Garden its first new staging in nearly twenty years, directed by the eminent Spanish actress and director Nuria Espert. Blazing with passion, lust and jealousy, this production is Hispanic to the core with vibrant designs by Spain's most distinguished set designer, Gerardo Vera, and authentic flamenco choreography by Cristina Hoyos.
Luis Lima sings the role of Don José, and Maria Ewing portrays a full-blooded, voluptuous Carmen, a role for which she has already won universal acclaim at Glyndebourne and Earl's Court and on television. Zubin Mehta conducts The Royal Opera Chorus and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with inimitable eloquence and spirit.
Cast: Maria Ewing, Luis Lima, Leontina Vaduva, Gino Quilico, Judith Howarth, Claire Powell, Roderick Earle, Christopher Booth-Jones, Bruno Caproni, Francis Egerton ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Zubin Mehta, conductor.
Sung in French with English subtitles.
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