Bizet: Carmen - Bernstein
Classical - Opera
Marilyn Horne, Carmen
James McCracken, Don José
Adriana Maliponte, Micaëla
Tom Krause, Escamillo
Colette Boky, Frasquita
Marcia Baldwin, Mercédès
Russell Christopher, Le Dancaïre
Andrea Velis, Le Remendado
Raymond Gibbs, Moralès
Donald Gramm, Zuninga
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Everyone loves a hardback with libretto, especially in a triumphant version of Bizet Carmen in 24-bit sound. When you further add the Bernstein100 Anniversary, and reveal this seminal 1970s recording in as-yet-unheard 4-channel Surround Sound, both a fantastic product AND a remarkable narrative.
This follows DG’s deluxe 5.0 Surround Sound Blu-ray Audio of the Bernstein/ Beethoven Complete Symphonies Cycle, also from the 1970s and never-before released until early this year.
Deutsche Grammophon is proud to continue its Hardback Opera Series and the Bernstein Centenary celebrations with Bernstein’s triumphant recording of Bizet’s Carmen!
• Remastered in 96kHz/24-bit audio from the original quadrophonic tapes
• Presented on 3CDs + High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc containing the complete opera in 24-bit audio in 4.0 Surround Sound
• Presented in a 160page deluxe hard-back book (E/D/F) with libretto and synopsis, plus images from the recordings sessions and the live performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, as well as a new introductory text by John Mauceri – who was for many years Bernstein’s assistant, editing his music and conducting many of the premieres of Bernstein’s works at the composer’s request.