The Royal Opera House

Bizet: Carmen DVD (Metropolitan Opera) 2010

Acclaim for the Met's new Carmen: 'The production provides an ideal context for Garanča's nuanced, sexy and cagey portrayal...an unerring feel for the nuance and subtext of a phrase, and alluring sensuality. Don José remains one of Alagna's strongest roles... an involving blend of intensity and refinement. I have never seen the final scene executed with such stunning realism,  a dangerous mingling of sex, rebellion and violence: the  very essence of Carmen ... The singers benefited immensely from the work of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin'.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Carmen:Elīna Garanča
Don José: Roberto Alagna
Escamillo: Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Micaëla: Barbara Frittoli
Frasquita: Elizabeth Caballero 

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Chorus Master: Donald Palumbo
Production: Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Designs: Rob Howell
Lighting Designs: Peter Mumford
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Picture:16:9 HD
Sound:PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 
Running time: 167+9 mins
Recorded: 2010
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Format: NTSC
Subtitle: EN/FR/GE/SP/CH