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Carmen / Georges Bizet ; text by David Foil ; additional commentary by William Berger.

By: Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Contributor(s): Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafael | Foil, David | Berger, William, 1961- | Teatro dell'opera (Rome, Italy) [prf].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Black Dog opera library: ; EMI classics: Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., 2005, c1996Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 19 cm. + 2 sound discs (151 min., 52 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 1579125085 (hbk.); 9781579125080 (hbk.).Contained works: Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.Subject(s): Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen | Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen -- History and criticism | Operas -- LibrettosDDC classification: 782.1 LOC classification: ML410.B62 | B59 2005Cast: Grace Bumbry, Carmen ; Mirella Freni, Micaela ; Eliane Lublin, Frasquita ; Viorica Cortez, Mercedes ; Jon Vickers, Don Jose ; Kostas Paskalis, Escamillo ; Michel Trempont, Dancaire ; Albert Voli, Remendado ; Claude Meloni, Morales ; Bernard Gontcharenko, Zuniga ; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma ; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, Jean Laforge, chorus master.Summary: Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian.
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"A guide to understanding and appreciating opera"--Cover.

CD's published: Los Angeles, Calif. : EMI Records Ltd., c1990 (Digitally remastered).

Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian.

Grace Bumbry, Carmen ; Mirella Freni, Micaela ; Eliane Lublin, Frasquita ; Viorica Cortez, Mercedes ; Jon Vickers, Don Jose ; Kostas Paskalis, Escamillo ; Michel Trempont, Dancaire ; Albert Voli, Remendado ; Claude Meloni, Morales ; Bernard Gontcharenko, Zuniga ; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma ; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, Jean Laforge, chorus master.

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<p> Georges Bizet was a French composer, mainly of operas. In a career cut short by his early death, he achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, became one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertory.</p>

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