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Bizet - Carmen / Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, Milnes, Abbado

Bizet - Carmen / Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, Milnes, Abbado
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Ileana Cotrubas Ileana Cotrubas
Richard Amner Richard Amner
Robert Lloyd Robert Lloyd

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Description: This is a super performance, slightly outside the common mold. In 1977, when this was recorded, Claudio Abbado was a great opera conductor, filled with sharp insights and a nice sense of the architecture of whole operas. He always seemed to know where he was going, and his ability to build to climaxes was second to none. Abbado has a rather elegant Carmen here in the smallish-voiced, introspective Teresa Berganza, a gorgeous singer who patently refuses to force her voice or her character into vulgarity. It's a fine reading. Placido Domingo is at his best in both intimate and maniacal moments, and Ileana Cotrubas's Micaela almost ... (more)
Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 3
EAN: 0028941963628 UPC: 028941963628
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