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.