The Royal Opera House

Bizet: Carmen DVD (Vienna Philharmonic)

This famous film of the world's best-loved opera, directed by Herbert von Karajan, features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry's magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni's ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla, and Jon Vickers's thrillingly manic-depressive Don José - 'overwhelming in its truthfulness to the tragic version of Carmen', wrote the distinguished critic David Cairns.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Carmen: Grace Bumbry
Don José: Jon Vickers
Escamillo: Justino Diaz
Micaëla: Mirella Freni 

Mariemma & Ballet de España
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master: Walter Hagen-Groll
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor/Director: Herbert von Karajan
Set Design: Teo Otto
Costume Design: Georges Wakhevitch

Picture: 4:3
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running time: 163 mins
Subtitles: EN/SP/DE/FR/CH
Year: 1967