Carmen at the Verona Arena

Collection Arena di Verona 

Opera-comique in 4 acts
Music : Georges Bizet
Libretto : LUDOVIC HALÉVY & HENRY MEILHAC after PROSPER MÉRIMÉE

Carmen : EKATERINA SEMENCHUK
Micaëla : IRINA LUNGU
Don José : CARLO VENTRE
Escamillo : CARLOS ÁLVAREZ

Orchestra & choir of the Verona Arena
Conductor : HENRIK NÁNÁSI

Stage direction & set design : FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI

BAC121 / Opera recorded at the Verona Arena

Bizet’s “Carmen” – one of the most beloved operas – staged at the world-famous Arena di Verona. This opulent production was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and sung by an international cast of excellent singers : russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, soprano Irina Lungu and tenor Carlo Ventre. The famous opera is staged as a colourful feast for the eyes, true to its source and convincingly acted by soloists, chorus and ballet alike.

Conducted by Henrik Nánási it is a gloriously sung musical experience.

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Length: 159 min - Image: Color NTSC, 16/9
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: FR / EN / DE / IT / SP
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: