Posted: Sunday | 07.15.12
- Carmen (highlights)
Performed by Leontyne Price (Carmen), Franco Corelli (Don José), Mirella Freni (Micaëla), Robert Merrill (Escamillo)
- With the Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, (Vienna State Opera Choir), conducted by Herbert von Karajan
About two weeks ago, a reader reviewed my post from 2010 about the legendary American singer, Leontyne Price. So… for this reader, and for many others who enjoyed Ms. Price amazing performances, here’s another recording.
The Opera, Carmen, by Georges Bizet is a world favorite, and this work has some amazingly beautiful melodies, coupled by an exciting story. I once enjoyed a performance of this work at a theater in Vienna. It was unforgettable.
Here are some samples for you:
First here are Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli, in Carmen 1963-Final duet, from act 4
And here’s some more:
Leontyne Price & Franco Corelli sing ‘Non! tu ne m”aimes pas” from Bizet’s Carmen, recorded in 1963. Conductor Herbert von Karajan. Act 2.
Tags: Leontyne Price, Carmen, Herbert von Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra