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Carmen [videorecording] / the Metropolitan Opera presents ; music by Georges Bizet ; libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the story by Prosper Mérimée ; stage director, Paul Mills ; video director, Brian Large ; [producer, Samuel J. Paul].

Publication:
Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York : Marketed by Universal Classics Group, c2000, p1989.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Operas -- Television adaptations.
Romanies -- Spain -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Operas.
Form/Genre:
Operas
Operas -- Film and video adaptations.
Music videos.
Film adaptations.
Language:
Sung in French with optional French, English, German, and Chinese subtitles.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; region code 0; aspect ratio 4:3; PCM stereo.
Summary:
In 19th century Seville, Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don José, who abandons his career, his fiancée, and his dying mother for Carmen.
Participant:
Agnes Baltsa (Carmen), Leona Mitchell (Micaëla), José Carreras (Don José), Samuel Ramey (Escamillo), Myra Merritt (Frasquita), Diane Kesling (Mercédès), Anthony Laciura (Remendado), Bruce Hubbard (Dancaïre), Vernon Hartman (Moralès), Ara Berberian (Zuniga), Nico Castel (Lillas Pastia), Charles Duval (mountain guide) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Orchestra and Ballet ; James Levine, conductor.
Credits:
Set and costume designer, John Bury; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler ; camera, William Akerlund ... [et al.] ; chorus choreographer, Elizabeth Keen ; act II choreographer, Maria Benitez ; DVD producer, Pauline Heister.
Notes:
Produced at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Feb. 1987.
Some credits from booklet.
Program notes and synopsis by Karl Dietrich Gräwe in English, German and French (23 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Based on the story by Prosper Mérimée.
Recorded in digital PCM stereo.
"Picture format: 4:3"--Container.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of the estate of Sylvia Stern.
Contributor:
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897 , Librettist
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908 , Librettist
Mills, Paul, 1946- , Director
Large, Brian. , Director
Paul, Samuel J. , Producer
Baltsa, Agnes. ,
Mitchell, Leona. ,
Carreras, José. ,
Ramey, Samuel. ,
Merritt, Myra. ,
Kesling, Diane. ,
Laciura, Anthony. ,
Hubbard, Bruce. ,
Hartman, Vernon. ,
Berberian, Ara. ,
Castel, Nico. ,
Duval, Charles. ,
Levine, James, 1943- , Conductor
Keen, Elizabeth. , Choreographer
Benitez, Maria. , Choreographer
Gräwe, Karl Dietrich, 1937- , Writer of accompanying material
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) , Performer
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet. , Performer
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Universal Classics Group.
Large, Brian.
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897.
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908.
Baltsa, Agnes.
Mitchell, Leona.
Carreras, José.
Ramey, Samuel.
Levine, James, 1943-
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870.
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875.
Mills, Paul, 1946-
Paul, Samuel J.
Merritt, Myra.
Kesling, Diane.
Laciura, Anthony.
Hubbard, Bruce.
Hartman, Vernon.
Berberian, Ara.
Castel, Nico.
Duval, Charles.
Keen, Elizabeth.
Benitez, Maria.
Gräwe, Karl Dietrich, 1937-
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Contains:
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.
OCLC:
45952561
Publisher Number:
044007300091
440 073 000-9 Deutsche Grammophon
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