Bizet Carmen Highlight

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya & Pablo González - Bizet: Carmen & L'arlésienne Suites (2017)

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya & Pablo González - Bizet: Carmen & L'arlésienne Suites
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:16 min | 246 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Despite the scandal it created when first staged in 1875, Carmen has subsequently become one of the worlds most popular operas. The love affair at its heart shocked contemporary audiences but the music is imperishably vibrant and exciting so much so that, after the composers death, his friend Ernest Guiraud arranged two suites from the opera. Here the Toreadors Song and the graphically sensuous Seguidilla and Habanera dances are heard in all their orchestral glory.
Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]

Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25095 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 41,8 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1770 kbps / 16-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -4dB

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4977 kbps / 29,97 fps | 155 min | 6,93 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Gaumont / Second Sight | Sub: English

This movie version of Bizet's popular opera Carmen was filmed on location, conveying a kind of atmosphere, a sense of space, movement, and presence that's hard to achieve in a staged performance. It takes the action out of doors for many scenes, with the opening titles superimposed on the bloody conclusion of a bullfight. Elsewhere the changing of the guard, the crowd scenes, the dance number that opens Act 2, and the panoramic scenery of the smugglers' mountain hideout all benefit from the freedom granted by movie cameras.
Michel Plasson, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu - Bizet: Carmen (2003) 3CD

Michel Plasson, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu - Bizet: Carmen (2003) 3CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 157:30 min | 376 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: EMI Classics Records

The subject of whether we need another recording of this just-about-the world's-most-popular opera, which already boasts a half-dozen very fine ones available, is beside the point. Fans of opera's most volatile and fascinating couple, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, will both want and need this set. It's handsomely conducted by Frenchman Michel Plasson; most of the supporting cast, chorus, and orchestra are French, and this gives the work the true Gallic flavor many other performances are missing.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Andrew Richards - Bizet: Carmen (2010)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Andrew Richards - Bizet: Carmen (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.39 Gb+5.23 Gb (2xDVD9) | 170 min
Classical | Fra musica | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Behind the near-mythical figure of the emancipated woman, the dazzling spectacle of the group tableau and vibrant seduction of the Spain of dreams, all its authenticity and brilliance have been restored to the world's most performed opera in the opera house where it was first performed in 1875. A veritable back to the origins for the masterpiece by Georges Bizet, who died at the age of thirty six, only a few weeks after finishing his controversial work, the tremendous success of which he was ever to know. By presenting it here in a brand-new version with instruments of the period, in an endeavour to rekindle the original musical and theatrical flame, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Adrian Noble have reconstructed the unusual movement of the chorus and difficult dialogue between characters as a human, carnal tragedy.
Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 146:52 minutes | 2,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

‘Callas is Carmen’ proclaimed the publicity when this recording first appeared on LP in elaborate red and gold faux- leather luxury packaging with three separate booklets. It was a major coup for the record company to get Callas to record this most intriguing of all operatic roles, and its release was eagerly awaited…

Bizet - Carmen (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) (2010) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 12, 2016
Bizet - Carmen (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) (2010) [BluRay-rip]

Bizet - Carmen (Yannick Nézet-Séguin) (2010) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,03Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese

As well as triumphant successes as Carmen in London, Vienna and Munich, Elīna Garanča, “the Carmen of our day” (News, Austria), took New York’s Metropolitan Opera by storm in this ‘Met Live in HD’ performance, transmitted to cinemas around the world and now available for the first time on BluRay. Starring alongside her is star tenor Roberto Alagna as Don José, Barbara Frittoli as his first love Micaëla and New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the toreador Escamillo. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is conducted by rising star Canadian maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray][/b]

Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12013 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 15,6 GB
Audio: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The Vienna Carmen from 1978 is a sensational filmed document from the musical legacy of Carlos Kleiber: the meticulous conductor only ever conducted a highly selected repertoire, and among his very few audio and video recordings are only seven complete operas.

Bizet - Carmen (Aldrich, Kaufmann; Franck) 2015 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Sept. 4, 2015
Bizet - Carmen (Aldrich, Kaufmann; Franck) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Bizet - Carmen (Aldrich, Kaufmann; Franck) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~5.9 mbps, 25 fps | French, AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 02:44:52 | 7.4 GB
Classical, Opera | Choregies d'Orange Festival | HDTV->MKV

Recorded live at Les Chorégies d'Orange Festival, Théâtre Antique d'Orange, July 11, 2015.
Magdalena Kozena, Jonas Kaufmann, BP, Sir Simon Rattle - Bizet: Carmen (2012/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Magdalena Kožená, Jonas Kaufmann, Berliner Philharmoniker - Georges Bizet: Carmen (2012/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 149:06 minutes | 1,39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.66 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This spectacular opera film was taped in 1967 and is based on the 1966 Salzburg Festival production directed by Herbert von Karajan himself, who also conducts the fabulous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The production features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry’s magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni’s ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla and Jon Vickers’s thrillingly manic-depressive Don José.