Bizet: Carmen CD (Michel Plasson)

'EMI have given us something unexpected here - the first recording of the aria composed for Carmen's entrance... Gheorghiu sings it with much charm. Michel Plasson draws some very fine playing indeeed from the Toulouse orchestra, and his choice of speeds seems just right, never resorting to extreme effects. This will be a pleasure for many admirers of Plasson, Gheorghiu and Alagna.' Gramophone

Composer:Georges Bizet
Carmen: Angela Gheorghiu
Don José: Roberto Alagna
Escamillo: Thomas Hampson
Micaëla: Inva Mula
Zuniga: Nicolas Cavallier
Moralès: Ludovic Tézier

La Lauzeta, Choeurs d'enfants de Toulouse
Choeurs 'Les Éléments'
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Michel Plasson 
Running Time: 157.31 mins 
Year: 2003