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Bizet: Carmen DVD (Zürich Opera) 2009

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Jonas Kaufmann, 'the Prince of Tenors', appears with international star Vesselina Kasarova in Zürich Opera's starkly palpable staging of Bizet's ever-popular Carmen. The production sees Don José (Kaufmann) abandon his teenage attitudes in pursuit of Kasarova's free and independent Carmen - realising too late that his self-control has vanished, along with his youth.

Composer:Georges Bizet
Carmen:Vesselina Kasarova
Don José: Jonas Kaufmann
Escamillo:Michele Pertusi
Micaëla: Isabel Rey
Zuniga: Morgan Moody
Moralés: Krešimir Stražanac 

Chorus, Youth Chorus, Children's Chorus, Supplementary Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich
Chorus Director: Ernst Raffelsberger
Zürich Opera House Extras Association
Orchestra der Oper Zürich
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Staged by: Matthias Hartmann
Set Designs: Volker Hintermeier
Light Designer:Martin Gebhardt
Choreography: Teresa Rotemberg 

Picture: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Menu: English
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 166 mins  
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE