Warner Classics

Bizet: Carmen CD (Thomas Beecham)

The British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham was renowned for his interpretations of French repertoire. This Carmen was recorded in France with a Spanish singer – Victoria de los Angeles – as Bizet’s gypsy; she exudes both charm and seduction. 

Composer:Georges Bizet
Carmen: Victoria de los Angeles
Don José: Nicolai Gedda
Escamillo: Ernest Blanc
Micaëla: Janine Micheau
Zuniga: Xavier Depraz
Moralès: Bernard Plantey

Choeurs de Radio France
La Maîtrise de Radio France
Petits Chanteurs de Versailles
Orchestre National de Radio France
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham 
Running Time: 160:86 mins 
Year: 1958/9 
Bonus Disc inlcudes Synopsis and libretto