Bizet Carmen Highlight

Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (2010)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 10, 2016
Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (2010)

Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (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…
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
Georges Bizet - Carmen (Maximova, Monsalve; Michailidis) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Georges Bizet - Carmen - Taormina Festival (Maximova, Monsalve; Michailidis) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~8.0 mbps, 25 fps | French, AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Por | 03:13:52 | 8.8 GB
Classical, Opera | Taormina Festival | HDTV->MKV

Recorded live at Taormina Opera Festival, Teatro Antico, Italy, July 15, 2015.
Bizet - Carmen (Zubin Mehta, Maria Ewing, Luis Lima) [1991]

Bizet - Carmen (Zubin Mehta, Maria Ewing, Luis Lima) [1991]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.53 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: English, Deutsch | +3% Recovery | 164 min

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 and conducted by the legendary Zubin Mehta. 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 Jose, 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.
Piollet, Uria-monzon, Alagna, Poplavskaya, Schrott - Bizet: Carmen (2011)

Piollet, Uria-monzon, Alagna, Poplavskaya, Schrott - Bizet: Carmen (2011)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: French | Subtitles: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan, Korean, Chinese | Run time: 155 mins | 7.36 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 5998kbps | AC3, 48000Hz, 6ch, 640kbps

Musically, the production is excellent. Béatrice Uria-Monzon is a smart…Roberto Alagna is in excellent voice, too, offering honeyed tones that never disguise his passion or his potential for violence…Erwin Schrott is an impressively self-confident Escamillo…The other roles are well handled-and Marc Piollet and the orchestra provide a high-contrast palette, with plenty of detail and vitality. Sound is first-rate, as is clarity of the picture; and the patient and luxurious camerawork avoids the hyperactivity that mars so many opera videos these days. All in all, then, a very good Carmen… (Fanfare)

Bizet - Carmen (Antonio Pappano) (2008) [Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 10, 2015
Bizet - Carmen (Antonio Pappano) (2008) [Blu-ray]

Bizet - Carmen (Antonio Pappano) (2008)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 34,5 GB
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: French / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2559 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

Bizet - Carmen (Marc Piollet) (2011) [Full Blu-ray]  

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 21, 2014
Bizet - Carmen (Marc Piollet) (2011) [Full Blu-ray]

Bizet - Carmen (Marc Piollet) (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 38,7 GB
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: French / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4109 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan, Korean, Chinese

Musically, the production is excellent. Béatrice Uria-Monzon is a smart…Roberto Alagna is in excellent voice, too, offering honeyed tones that never disguise his passion or his potential for violence…Erwin Schrott is an impressively self-confident Escamillo…The other roles are well handled-and Marc Piollet and the orchestra provide a high-contrast palette, with plenty of detail and vitality. Sound is first-rate, as is clarity of the picture; and the patient and luxurious camerawork avoids the hyperactivity that mars so many opera videos these days. All in all, then, a very good Carmen… (Fanfare)
Anne Sofie von Otter, Philippe Jordan, David McVicar, Glyndebourne Opera - Georges Bizet: Carmen (2008)

Anne Sofie von Otter, Philippe Jordan, David McVicar, Glyndebourne Opera - Georges Bizet: Carmen (2008)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 24001 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:50:00 | 43.42 GB
Audio1: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3339 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps)
Audio2: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1475 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 256 kbps)
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: Dutch, English, French, Spanish

David McVicar’s exhilarating production, with Sofie von Otter in the title role, restores the Opera Comique to Bizet’s masterpiece. Philippe Jordan, in his Glyndebourne debut, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Glyndebourne Chorus and a cast which includes Marcus Haddock, Laurent Naouri and Lisa Milne.
Bizet - Carmen (Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna)

Bizet - Carmen (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna) [2010] (repost)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Francais (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.82 Gb + 4.98 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | 167 min | +3% Recovery

Right from the first bar you know you are in for an exhilarating Carmen. In his Met debut, Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin clearly relishes driving the Ferrari that is the Met Orchestra, and while his speeds are sometimes dangerously fast, they are thrilling and never out of control. The revolving set is strongly evocative without being literal, cleverly and smoothly shifting the mood and context between scenes. The crowd scenes have all been exceptionally well choreographed and the unscripted dance interludes between certain scenes are a nice touch that set an appropriate mood… By Operaholic