Warner Classics



Product No.:
AWCL 24294
UPC: 825646242948

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram

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Maria Callas' outstanding portrayal of Carmen as never heard before!

180-gram vinyl, newly remastered from the original stereo tapes

Toward the end of Maria Callas' career, there were many rumours that she was planning to perform Carmen on stage. This was never to be, but Carmen became her penultimate complete recording of an opera — and her only complete recording of a French opera. With Georges Prêtre, one of her favoured conductors, and the ever-stylish Nicolai Gedda as her Don José, she captured every facet of the role.

As Gramophone said when the set was first released: "Hers is a Carmen to haunt you." Warner Classics today proudly presents a 180-gram vinyl edition of the legendary Callas' Carmen, exact replication of the original release, including a full libretto in LP size. The master tapes used for this exceptional and limited edition come from the Paris vaults, where for half a century the one and only set of tapes approved by Maria Callas was stored.

Maria Callas - Carmen
Nicolai Gedda - Don Jose
Andrea Guiot - Micaela
Robert Massard - Escamillo
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Chorus Master: Jean Laforge
Orchestre du Theatre National De l'Opera
Georges Pretre

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

A great recording of both Carmen and Callas

posted on 01/22/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: george gluesing
I have 5 complete recordings including Risa Stevens as Carmen, and I think this Callas recording as equal to that. Plus it is as good a recording of Maria Callas singing as anything you can get.

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