Carmen Bizet

Andre Cluytens & Paris Conservatoire Orchestra - Bizet: L'Arlesienne & Carmen Suites (1964/2012) [Official 24-bit/96 kHz]

André Cluytens, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra - Bizet: L'Arlésienne & Carmen Suites (1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:40 minutes | 971 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

André Clutyens conducts the Orchestra De La Societe Des Concerts Du Conservatoire through two works by Bizet, his "L’Arlesienne" and "Carmen Suites". These two masterpieces have melodic and instrumental similarities that are brought to an emotional climax through Clutyens’ guidance. The remastered sound captures every nuance and instrumental subtleties. A masterful performance…in Stereo!
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…
Marc Piollet, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, B. Uria-Monzon, R. Alagna - Bizet: Carmen (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Marc Piollet, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna - Bizet: Carmen (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23931 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 36,7 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4109 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 8,41 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
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)
Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008)[BluRay]

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2559 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 8,23 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
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.
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.
Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Michel Plasson - Bizet: Carmen (2003)

Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Michel Plasson - Bizet: Carmen (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 714 MB | 02:38:26
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

After three decades of Carmen in opéra comique-style, each one offering its own brand of authenticity, here we are back in the 19th century with the old grand opera version, with the Guiraud recitatives, tacked on after Bizet’s death. This was the way Carmen was usually performed until the 1950s, when producers and scholars started to reconsider the original.
Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)

Leonard Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:39:30 | 727 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 440-2

This is a problem recording, and even fans of Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Horne will find it odd. The Maestro's tempi are weirdly slow, Horne sings the role note-by-note rather than phrase-by-phrase, and when she finally does decide to emote, in the final scene, she sounds like she's gone loony. James McCracken was an artist with a huge but unappealing voice who also had brains and power, but he's no delight for the ear.
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.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (2010) [BDRip]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (2010) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 166 min | 11,9 Gb
Audio: Français / 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.
Leonard Bernstein - Bizet: Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (2017) [24/192]

Leonard Bernstein - Bizet: Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 62:40 minutes | 2.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

On the eve of his centenary in 2018, Sony Classical releases the most important collection, Leonard Bernstein’s classic American Columbia recordings, remastered from their original 2- and multi-track analogue tapes. This has allowed for the creation of a natural balance (for example, between the orchestra and solo instruments) that brings the quality of these half-century-old recordings, excellent for their time, up to the standards of today’s audiophiles. In addition, there has been a meticulous restoration of some earlier masterings in which LP surface noise was too rigorously eliminated at the expense of the original brilliance.