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BIZET: CARMEN - von Otter, Glyndebourne, Philippe Jordan (2 DVD)

BIZET: CARMEN - von Otter, Glyndebourne, Philippe Jordan (2 DVD)


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Anne Sofie von Otter (Carmen); Marcus Haddock (Don José); Laurent Naouri (Escamillo); Lisa Milne (Micaëla);


An exhilarating Carmen from Glyndebourne. Director David McVicar describes Carmen as "the first ever musical", and in his new production, with Anne Sofie von Otter in the title role, Carmen is restored to the original Opera Comique as Bizet wrote it, Philippe Jordan makes his Glyndebourne debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Glyndebourne Chorus.

Filmed in High Definition.


"Under the shrewd direction of McVicar, Anne Sofie von Otter gave us a gypsy of mercurial temperament..." (The Daily Telegraph)

"Violent, passionate, superbly played...Glyndebourne’s Carmen is simply gripping." (The Sunday Times)

"...a fantastic two-disc set...a performance that truly is what opera theoretically aspires to be: sung drama." (The New York Times)

"What great value...a veritable feast for the eye and ear...excellent extra features...222 minutes of high-class entertainment." (Classic FM - DVD Best Buy)

"In the grip of violent emotions, Anne Sofie von Otter paints a complete ‘Carmen’." (Los Angeles Times)

Extra features

Costume design. How to fight on stage. The Gardens of Glyndebourne. Illustrated synopsis. The cast and their characters. Choreographing Carmen. Full colour 32 page booklet with new short story by novelist Jeanette Winterson.

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