Carmen discography

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This is a discography of audio and video recordings of Carmen, a French-language opera by Georges Bizet. The opera premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875. Carmen is one of the most frequently recorded operas, dating back to a near-complete German acoustical recording in 1908.

Audio recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Carmen, José,
Micaëla, Escamillo)
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra
Label[1] References Audio
1908 Emmy Destinn,
Karl Jörn,
Minnie Nast,
Hermann Bachmann
Bruno Seidler-Winkler (de),
Chorus of the Court Opera Berlin,
Grammophone Orchestra Berlin,
sung in German
CD: Aura Music, Marston Records
Cat: LRC 1900, Marston 52022-2
[2][3]
1911 Marguerite Mérentié,
Agustarello Affré,
Aline Vallandri,
Henri Albers
François Ruhlmann,
Chœur de l'Opéra-Comique,
l'Orchestre Symphonique
Pathé
CD: Malibran, Marston Records
Cat: MR 560, Marston 52019-2
[2][4]
1920 Fanny Anitùa,
Luigi Bolis,
Ines Maria Ferraris,
Cesare Formichi
uncredited,
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
sung in Italian
78s: Columbia [5]
1927 Lucy Perelli,
José de Trévi,
Yvonne Brothier,
Louis Musy
Piero Coppola,
Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra-Comique
HMV / Victor [6]
1928 Raymonde Visconti,
Georges Thill,
Marthe Nespoulous,
Louis Guénot
Élie Cohen,
Chœur de l'Opéra-Comique,
l'Orchestre Symphonique de Paris
CD: Columbia Recording
Cat: 27809
Remastered on Pristine Audio)
[6][7]
Act 2: "Holà Carmen! Holà! Holà!" (3:45)
1931 Gabriella Besanzoni (es),
Piero Pauli,
Maria Carbone,
Ernesto Besanzoni
Carlo Sabajno,
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and chorus,
sung in Italian
CD: Myto Records [2]
1932 Aurora Buades,
Aureliano Pertile,
Ines Alfani Tellini,
Benvenuto Franci (it)
Lorenzo Molajoli,
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and chorus,
sung in Italian
CD: Phonographe Records [2]
1937 Rosa Ponselle
René Maison
Hilda Burke
Julius Huehn
Gennaro Papi
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Walhall WHL 15
1942 Germaine Cernay,
Raymond Berthaud,
Ginette Guillamat,
Lucien Lovano
Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht,
Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Malibran-Music,
originally broadcast on Radio Provence
[2]
1942 Elisabeth Höngen
Torsten Ralf
Elfriede Weidlich
Josef Herrmann
Karl Böhm
Staatsoper Dresden Chorus and Orchestra
Sung in German
CD: Preiser PR90152 [7]
1943 Lily Djanel
Raoul Jobin
Licia Albanese
Leonard Warren
Sir Thomas Beecham
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Walhall - WLCD0006 [7]
1950 Solange Michel,
Raoul Jobin,
Martha Angelici,
Michel Dens
André Cluytens,
Chœur et Orchestre de l'Opéra-Comique
LP: Columbia 33CX1016/8

CD: EMI mono CMS5 65318-2[8]
Naxos Historical 8.110238-39[6][7]

1951 Risë Stevens,
Jan Peerce,
Licia Albanese,
Robert Merrill
Fritz Reiner,
RCA Victor Orchestra
CD: RCA Red Seal 88843041212
1951 Suzanne Juyol,
Libera de Luca,
Janine Micheau,
Julien Giovannetti
Albert Wolff,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra-Comique
CD: Preiser (originally Decca) [6][7]
1952 Risë Stevens,
Richard Tucker,
Nadine Conner,
Paolo Silveri
Fritz Reiner,
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Sony Classical
Cat: 88697 96189 2
[7]
1952 Vera Borisenko,
Georgi Nelepp,
Elizaveta Shumskaya,
Alexei Ivanov
Vassili Nebolsin,
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
sung in Russian
MK DO1508-15 [5]
1954 Kerstin Meyer,
Arne Hendriksen,
Elisabeth Söderström,
Sigurd Björling
Sixten Ehrling,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera
sung in Swedish
CD: Bluebell ABCD109 [2]
1954 Giulietta Simionato
Nicolai Gedda
Hilde Gueden
Michel Roux
Herbert von Karajan
Wiener Symphoniker and Singerverein
CD: Andante - AN3100 [7]
1954 Risë Stevens
Richard Tucker
Victoria de los Ángeles
Frank Guarrera
Tibor Kozma
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Gala - GL10063
1955 Giulietta Simionato
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Rosanna Carteri
Michel Roux
Herbert von Karajan
Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Walhall - WLCD0156 [7]
1956 Risë Stevens
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Lucine Amara
Robert Merrill
Max Rudolf
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Golden Melodram GM 50070 [7]
1957 Risë Stevens
Mario Del Monaco
Lucine Amara
Frank Guarrera
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Living Stage - LS1093 [7]
1959 Victoria de los Ángeles,
Nicolai Gedda,
Janine Micheau,
Ernest Blanc
Sir Thomas Beecham,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS567357 2
[6][7]
1959 Irina Arkhipova
Mario Del Monaco
Irina Maslennikova
Pavel Lisitsian
Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Myto - MCD053311 [7]
1959 Consuelo Rubio,
Léopold Simoneau,
Pierrette Alarie,
Heinz Rehfuss
Pierre-Michel Le Conte,
Concerts de Paris Orchestra and Paris Conservatoire Chorus
LP: Concert Hall [5]
1960 Sonia Cervená
Rolf Apreck
Maria Croonen
Robert Lauhöfer
Herbert Kegel
Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig
CD: Classics - 0300119BC [7]
1960 Irina Arkhipova
Mario Del Monaco
Marcella Pobbé
Ernest Blanc

Peter Maag
Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli Chorus and Orchestra ]]
CD: Gala - GL100676 [7]
1962 Oralia Dominguez
Maria Stader
Josef Metternich
Josef Simandi

Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Chorus Bavarian State Opera
LP: Deutsche Grammophon - 136032 [7]
1963 Regina Resnik,
Mario Del Monaco,
Joan Sutherland,
Tom Krause
Thomas Schippers,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
Chorus of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Decca/London [6][7]
1963 Leontyne Price,
Franco Corelli,
Mirella Freni,
Robert Merrill
Herbert von Karajan,
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra,
Vienna State Opera chorus
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 6199-2-RG
[6][7]
1964 Maria Callas,
Nicolai Gedda,
Andréa Guiot,
Robert Massard
Georges Prêtre,
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
CD: EMI Classics [6][7]
1970 Grace Bumbry,
Jon Vickers,
Mirella Freni,
Kostas Paskalis
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,
Chor. & Orch. of the Théâtre National de l'Opéra
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 724358550528
[6][7]
1973 Marilyn Horne,
James McCracken,
Adriana Maliponte,
Tom Krause
Leonard Bernstein,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 0 28942 74402 8

SACD: PENTATONE (remastered) Cat: PTC 5186216 (2015)

[6]
1974 Régine Crespin,
Gilbert Py,
Jeannette Pilou,
José van Dam
Alain Lombard,
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhine Opera Chorus
LP: RCA-Erato [5]
1975 Tatiana Troyanos,
Plácido Domingo,
Kiri Te Kanawa,
José van Dam
Sir Georg Solti,
John Alldis Choir, choristers from Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School,
London Philharmonic Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 414 489-2
[6][7]
1977 Teresa Berganza,
Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubaş,
Sherrill Milnes
Claudio Abbado,
London Symphony Orchestra,
The Ambrosian Singers
CD: Deutsche Grammophon [6][7]
1983 Agnes Baltsa,
José Carreras,
Katia Ricciarelli,
José van Dam
Herbert von Karajan,
Berliner Philharmoniker
CD: Deutsche Grammophon [6][7]
1984 Julia Migenes-Johnson,
Plácido Domingo,
Faith Esham,
Ruggero Raimondi
Lorin Maazel,
Orchestre National de France,
Chorus and Children's Chorus of Radio France
Film directed by Francesco Rosi
CD: ERATO
Cat: ECD 880373
[6][7]
1988 Jessye Norman,
Neil Shicoff,
Mirella Freni,
Simon Estes
Seiji Ozawa,
Orchestre National de France
French National Radio Chorus
CD: Decca (originally Philips)
Cat: 478 2488
[6][7]
1989 Elena Obraztsova
Vladimir Atlantov
Margarita Miglau
Yuri Mazurok
Yuri Simonov
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra (sung in Russian)
CD: Melodiya - MELCD1001516 [7]
1990 Graciela Alperyn
Giorgio Lamberti
Doina Palade
Alan Titus
Alexander Rahbari
Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
CD: Naxos Opera Classics - 8660005-07 [7]
1994 Béatrice Uria-Monzon,
Christian Papis,
Leontina Vaduva,
Vincent Le Texier
Alain Lombard,
Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
CD: Auvidis Valois
Cat: V 4734
[2]


1995 Jennifer Larmore
Thomas Moser
Angela Gheorghiu
Samuel Ramey
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Bayerische Staatsoper and Chorus
CD: Teldec - 0630126722 [7]
2002 Angela Gheorghiu,
Roberto Alagna,
Inva Mula,
Thomas Hampson
Michel Plasson,
Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 07243 557434 2 8
[2]
2002 Patricia Bardon
Julian Gavin
Mary Plazas
Gary Magee
David Parry
Philharmonia Orchestra
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
New London Children's Choir (Sung in English)
CD: Chandos CHAN3091 [7]
2010 Marina Domashenko
Andrea Bocelli
Eva Mei
Bryn Terfel
Myung-whun Chung
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Decca - 4757646 [7]

Video recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Carmen, José,
Micaëla, Escamillo)
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra
Label References
1956 Belén Amparan
Franco Corelli
Elda Ribetti
Anselmo Colzani
Nino Sanzogno
Chorus and Orchestra of Italian Television
Video director Franco Enriquez Hardy
DVD: Hardy - HCD4013 [9]
1967 Grace Bumbry,
Jon Vickers,
Mirella Freni,
Justino Díaz
Herbert von Karajan,
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra,
Vienna State Opera chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4032
[10]
1978 Elena Obraztsova,
Plácido Domingo,
Isobel Buchanan,
Yuri Mazurok
Carlos Kleiber,
Wiener Staatsoper orchestra and chorus
DVD: TDK DVD Video
Cat: 8 24121 00097 4
1984 Julia Migenes-Johnson,
Plácido Domingo,
Faith Esham,
Ruggero Raimondi
Lorin Maazel,
Orchestre National de France,
Chorus and Children's Chorus of Radio France
Film directed by Francesco Rosi)
DVD: Columbia TriStar
Cat: CDR 10530 (UK)
Blu-ray: Gaumont
Cat: 750530 (France)
1985 Maria Ewing,
Barry McCauley,
Marie McLaughlin,
David Holloway
Bernard Haitink,
London Philharmonic Orchestra
rec. Glyndebourne Festival Opera
DVD: Warner/NVC Arts
Cat: 4509-99494-2
[11]
1987 Agnes Baltsa,
José Carreras,
Leona Mitchell,
Samuel Ramey
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Staged by Franco Zeffirelli, Video director: Brian Large
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0009
2002 Anne Sofie von Otter,
Marcus Haddock,
Lisa Milne,
Laurent Naouri
Philippe Jordan,
London Philharmonic Orchestra
recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA 0867 D
[12]
2006 Anna Caterina Antonacci,
Jonas Kaufmann,
Norah Amsellem,
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Antonio Pappano,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Staged by Francesca Zambello
DVD & Blu-ray: Decca
Cat: 074 3312(DVD)/3313(Blu-ray) DH
[13]
2009 Anna Caterina Antonacci,
Andrew Richards,
Anne-Catherine Gillet,
Nicolas Cavallier
John Eliot Gardiner,
Monteverdi Choir, Maitrise des Hauts-de-Seine,
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,
Directed for the stage by Adrian Noble
DVD: Blu-ray: Fra Musica
Cat: FRA004
2010 Elīna Garanča,
Roberto Alagna,
Barbara Frittoli,
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Yannick Nézet-Séguin,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,
Directed for the stage by Richard Eyre
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 0044 073 4581 8
[14]
2010 Stéphanie d’Oustrac,
Gordon Gietz,
Olga Pasichnyk,
Jean-Luc Ballestra
Jean-Claude Casadesus,
Opéra de Lille,
Directed for the stage by Jean-François Sivadier (fr)
DVD: France Inter / MF / Opéra de Lille
Cat: 597 501-9

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Recordings of Carmen on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Recordings of Carmen by Georges Bizet on file". Operadis. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carmen. The first complete recording. Liner Notes by Harold Bruder". Marston Records. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Carmen. Opéra-Comique Version Recorded in 1911. Liner Notes by Robert Baxter". Marston Records. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d Milnes R. Carmen. Opera on Record, ed Blyth. Hutchinson & Co, 1979, p478-9.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Gruber, pp. 48-59
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Bizet: Carmen". Presto Classical. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Tanner, Michael. Review of Bizet: Carmen (Cluytens). International Classical Record Collector, November 1995, p111-2.
  9. ^ O'Connor, Patrick (August 2004). "Bizet: Carmen". The Gramophone. 
  10. ^ "DVD review - Georges Bizet: Carmen - Karajan 1967". MusicWeb International (Christopher Howell). July 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "DVD review - Georges Bizet: Carmen - Haitink". MusicWeb International (Arthur Baker). August 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "DVD review - Georges Bizet: Carmen - Jordan". MusicWeb International (Tony Haywood). April 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "DVD review - Georges Bizet: Carmen - Pappano". MusicWeb International (Simon Thompson). July 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "DVD review - Georges Bizet: Carmen - Nézet-Séguin". MusicWeb International (Göran Forsling). October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

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