Christine Rice

Mezzo-soprano

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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, October 2015


Christine Rice (Lucretia), Allan Clayton (Male Chorus), Kate Royal (Female Chorus), Duncan Rock (Tarquinius), Matthew Rose (Collatinus), Michael Sumuel (Junius), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Bianca) & Louise Alder (Lucia)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leo Hussain (conductor) & Fiona Shaw (stage director)

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here

Seventy years after its Glyndebourne world premiere, Benjamin Britten’s first chamber opera is welcomed home with ‘a performance of enthralling emotional power and physical beauty’ gifted with ‘piercingly intelligent, immaculately realised staging and superb singing, acting and playing’ led by ‘Fiona Shaw’s supremely nuanced direction’ and underpinned by ‘febrile playing’ from members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (The Telegraph ★★★★★). The production eloquently and tastefully tackles the difficult subject, which is lent emotional weight by ‘Christine Rice’s grandly sung Lucretia, noble in tone yet tragically vulnerable’, along with baritone Duncan Rock’s ‘forthright’ Tarquinius and the ‘smooth bass’ of Matthew Rose as the caring Collatinus (The Guardian ★★★★).

Running time: 114 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“The production, set during an archaeological excavation, packs a punch” Financial Times, 29th July 2016

“Its beautifully acted and sung. Rice wrings your heart throughout and her self-lacerating final scenes have a harrowing immediacy” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“The DVD is evidence of a work, performances and a production accomplished at the highest level, each component brilliant and compelling in its own right, but here functioning perfectly together to deliver an effect that is simply overwhelming” Opera, November 2016

“Shaw’s production resolutely avoids anything approaching sensationalism or prurience...Clayton [is] disturbingly involved and involving as the Male Chorus...Though the focus is thrown onto the two narrators, the Roman characters all come vividly to life: Duncan Rock’s hyper-muscular Prince of Rome is as imposing vocally as he is physically...Rice’s warmly sung Lucretia is all vitality and tenderness.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 22nd July 2016

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Music for Remembrance

Music for Remembrance


Duruflé:

Requiem, Op. 9

Roderick Williams (baritone), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Howells:

Take him, earth, for cherishing

Moore, P:

Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tavener:

The peace that surpasseth understanding

Vaughan Williams:

Lord, Thou has been our refuge


This latest album from Westminster Abbey is a programme of memorial music composed in England and France in the shadow of two World Wars.

The main feature is Duruflé’s Requiem, one of the best-loved of all works of the twentieth century, and given an astoundingly beautiful performance here, enhanced by distinguished soloists Christine Rice and Roderick Williams.

The Requiem is many ways a paradoxical work, based on plainsong but with Durufle’s sensuous harmonies suffusing every note with feeling: ‘This Requiem is not an ethereal work which sings of detachment from human concerns’, he said. ‘It reflects, in the unchanging form of Christian prayer, the anguish of man faced with the mystery of his final end.’ It is a work of unimpeachable integrity, a miraculous synthesis of the old and the new.

Throughout the past century the Abbey has been a focus of national remembrance on Armistice Day, and ‘O God, our help in ages past’—the ‘great ceremonial hymn of the English nation’, quoted in Vaughan Williams’ Lord, thou has been our refuge—has been a constant and reassuring presence, from the Burial Service of the Unknown Warrior on 11 November 1920 to the Service commemorating the Passing of the World War One Generation on 11 November 2009. The anthem by John Tavener recorded here was composed for that service, and all the other English music has some special significance in this place: a statue of Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands above the west door of Westminster Abbey (one of the ten twentieth-century Christian martyrs installed in the niches there in 1998), while the ashes of Herbert Howells and Ralph Vaughan Williams are buried in the church where their music has contributed so much to daily services and great state occasions.

“The two soloists are excellent. Roderick Williams shows his usual sensitivity not just to the music but also to the text...The Westminster choir gives a fine account of the wonderful, eloquent Howells anthem... James O’Donnell’s excellent choir is on top form throughout this recital.” MusicWeb International, 7th November 2014

“Roderick Williams features widely in remembrance recordings this year...and here in Duruflé’s transcendent Requiem, his beautiful unforced baritone perfect for the mysterious Domine Jesu Christe, with the strings of the Britten Sinfonia adding an elegant sheen in the expansive acoustic of the abbey.” The Observer, 9th November 2014

“This is an exquisite performance of the Durufle Requiem...The playing of the Britten Sinfonia is superb, Robert Quinney's fluid, immensely colourful organ-playing a joy to behold and Roderick Williams a supremely compelling baritone soloist...O'Donnell moulds and shapes every moment with infinite care...as a beautiful listening experience it is in a class of its own.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

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Brian: Symphony No. 1 'Gothic'

Brian: Symphony No. 1 'Gothic'


Susan Gritton (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Peter Auty (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass) & David Goode (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Bach Choir, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Brighton Festival Chorus, CBSO Youth Chorus, Côr Caerdydd, Eltham College Boys’ Choir, Huddersfield Choral Society & London Symphony Chorus, Martyn Brabbins

On 17 July 2011 over 800 performers gathered in London’s Royal Albert Hall to give a rare performance of Havergal Brian’s Symphony No 1 in D minor—‘The Gothic’. Tickets for this Prom sold out within 24 hours, and so it gives us great pleasure to make this live recording available to all.

It’s a pretty phenomenal work. Responding to the challenge set by Sir Henry Wood, the composer has thrown just about every known orchestral instrument into the mix, then adding a double chorus of over 500, plus children’s choirs, for an hour-long Te Deum—the church’s blazing Hymn of Thanksgiving—which makes up the symphony’s finale.

Whether or not you were lucky enough to be there on the night, this is a recording not to be missed.

“As ideas tumble forth in Havergal Brian’s epic scheme, you cannot help admiring his fervour in getting it all down on paper. It remains one of the oddities of the English symphonic repertoire, but Martyn Brabbins and his legions of players and singers do it proud.” The Telegraph, 2nd December 2011 ****

“Hyperion's release is a perfect one, of a great event, a magisterial work and an encapsulation of the enormous difficulties of the project as a whole...[Brabbins emphasises] the kaleidoscopic variety of speeds, textures and invention in the score. Aided by Hyperion's sensational sound, details which barely registered before become crystal clear...I cannot recommend it strongly enough.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

“credit to Martyn Brabbins for overseeing a performance which emphatically does not play it safe: enabling the piece to be appreciated for a formal evolution as oblique and purposeful as is its emotional progression...the discreet but intent control exerted over the vast numbers leaves no doubt as to his conviction. That the capacity audience betrays so few sign of its presence says much in itself.” International Record Review, January 2012

“Where to begin? This is a hugely impressive record of a great performance, but I’m not convinced that this is great music. But you can’t help feeling thankful that once in a generation we’re given the chance to hear something of this magnitude and judge the results for ourselves” The Arts Desk, 11th February 2012

“the best [recording] yet. There's an ongoing buzz of Proms atmosphere that grips from start to finish; and the recorded sound succeeds phenomenally at somehow fitting Brian's hugest climaxes alongside the delicate scoring of other passages into a convincing perspective. Under Brabbins's forthright direction, even the work's poorer passages (and whatever Brian's fanatical supporters say, there are plenty) don't sprawl.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2012 ****

“This seems likely to become the top recommendation of this huge but strange symphony for many years to come...The BBC Proms is one of the few organisations which is capable of putting on a performance of this epic work, and I was thrilled to learn that Hyperion would be releasing it. It is well worth hearing.” Chris O'Reilly, Presto Classical, 28th November 2011

Presto Disc of the Week

28th November 2011

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2012

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Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances

Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances


Mozart:

Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zaïde)

Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Martern aller Arten (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Fuor del mar ho un mar in seno (Idomeneo)

Torna la pace (from Idomeneo)

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Deh vieni, non tardar (from Le nozze di Figaro)

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Or sai chi l'onore (from Don Giovanni)

Fin ch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (from Don Giovanni)

Deh! vieni alla finestra (from Don Giovanni)

Soave sia il vento (from Così fan tutte)

Ah, scostati!...Smanie implacabili, che m'agitate (from Così fan tutte)

Come scoglio (from Così fan tutte)

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from Die Zauberflöte)

O zittre nicht (from Die Zauberflöte)

In diesen heil'gen Hallen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Ah perdona al primo affetto (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Non più, tutto ascoltai - Non temer, amato bene, K490

Hier soll ich dich denn sehen (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Se vuol ballare (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Venite, inginocchiatevi (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Sull' aria che soave zeffiretto (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)

Riposate vezzose, regazza (Don Giovanni)

Il mio tesoro intanto (from Don Giovanni)

Mi tradì quell'alma ingrate (from Don Giovanni)

La mia Dorabella capace non e' (from Così fan tutte)

È la fede delle femmine (from Così fan tutte)

Una bella serenata (from Così fan tutte)

Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from Die Zauberflöte)

Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Die Zauberflöte)


Renée Fleming (soprano), Anna Prohaska (soprano), Cheryl Studer (soprano), Stephen Orton (cello), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Christine Messiter (flute), Celia Nicklin (oboe), Plácido Domingo (tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Ramey (bass), Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Anna Netrebko (soprano), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Margaret Price (soprano), Stuart Burrows (tenor), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Franz Bartolomey (cello obbligato), James Ellis (mandolin), Miah Persson (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Montserrat Caballé (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Sumi Jo (soprano), Kurt Moll (bass), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Irmgard Seefried (soprano), Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hermann Prey (baritone), Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano), Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Mirella Freni (soprano), Edith Mathis (soprano), Cesare Siepi (bass), Hilde Gueden (soprano), Léopold Simoneau (tenor), Lisa della Casa (soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Suzanne Danco (soprano), Fernando Corena (bass), Walter Berry (bass), Leontyne Price (soprano), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Lucia Popp (soprano), Tom Krause (baritone), Rita Streich (soprano)

Orchestra Of St Luke's, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Kammerorchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Scot, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Neville Marriner, James Levine, Sir John Pritchard, György Fischer, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Myung Whun Chung, Sir Colin Davis, Claudio Abbado, Ferdinand Leitner, Eugen Jo

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Mozart: The Singles - 66 Classic Tracks

Mozart: The Singles - 66 Classic Tracks


András Schiff (piano), Barry Tuckwell (horn & director), Members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble (chamber ensemble), Hagen Quartett (string quartet), Joshua Bell (violin), Erik Smith (harpsichord), Lang Lang (piano), Alfred Brendel (piano), Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Samuel Ramey (bass), Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Peter Hurford (organ), Wim Straesser (cello), Brian Pollard (bassoon), Henk Rubingh (violin), Margaret Urquhart (double bass), Johan Kracht (violin), Sylvia McNair (soprano), David Jolley (horn), Johann Strauss Orchestra, André Rieu, Sumi Jo (soprano), Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Timothy Brown (french horn), Felix Warnock (bassoon), Nicholas Hill (french horn), Julian Baker (french horn), Raymund Koster (double bass), Colin Horton (french horn), Graham Sheen (bassoon), Angela Malsbury (basset horn), Celia Nicklin (oboe), Barry Davis (oboe), Richard West (clarinet), Antony Pay (clarinet), Hale Hambleton (basset horn), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe (chamber orchestra), Barry Tuckwell (horn), Kenneth Essex (viola), Willi Boskovsky (director), Lukas Hagen (violin), Rainer Schmidt (violin), Veronika Hagen (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Hélène Grimaud (piano), Mark Steinberg (violin), Arleen Augér (soprano), Alicia de Larrocha (piano), Stewart Rose (horn), William Purvis (horn), Randall Wolfgang (oboe), Todd Phillips (violin), Naoko Tanaka (violin), Maureen Gallagher (viola), Donald Palma (double bass), Géza Anda (piano), Jack Brymer (clarinet), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Sir James Galway (flute), Catrin Finch (harp), Martha Argerich (piano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Miah Persson (soprano), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Jory Vinikour (fortepiano), Edith Mathis (soprano), Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Jan Lisiecki (piano), Harold Wright (clarinet), Jules Eskin (cello), Laura Park (violin), Malcolm Lowe (violin), Burton Fine (viola), Maria João Pires (piano), Patrick Ireland (viola), Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello), Ronald Birks (violin), The Lindsays (string quartet), Peter Cropper (violin), Robin Ireland (viola), Rundfunkchor Leipzig (chorus)

Wiener Mozart Ensemble, Wiener Mozart Ensemble, English Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Hagen Quartett, Scottish Ch, Willi Boskovsky, James Levine, Sándor Végh, Peter Maag, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Sebastian Weigle, John Eliot Gardiner, Josef Krips, Sir Colin Davis, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, George Szell, Barry Rose,

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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, October 2015


Christine Rice (Lucretia), Allan Clayton (Male Chorus), Kate Royal (Female Chorus), Duncan Rock (Tarquinius), Matthew Rose (Collatinus), Michael Sumuel (Junius), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Bianca) & Louise Alder (Lucia)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leo Hussain (conductor) & Fiona Shaw (stage director)

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

Seventy years after its Glyndebourne world premiere, Benjamin Britten’s first chamber opera is welcomed home with ‘a performance of enthralling emotional power and physical beauty’ gifted with ‘piercingly intelligent, immaculately realised staging and superb singing, acting and playing’ led by ‘Fiona Shaw’s supremely nuanced direction’ and underpinned by ‘febrile playing’ from members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (The Telegraph ★★★★★). The production eloquently and tastefully tackles the difficult subject, which is lent emotional weight by ‘Christine Rice’s grandly sung Lucretia, noble in tone yet tragically vulnerable’, along with baritone Duncan Rock’s ‘forthright’ Tarquinius and the ‘smooth bass’ of Matthew Rose as the caring Collatinus (The Guardian ★★★★).

Running time: 114 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Shaw’s production resolutely avoids anything approaching sensationalism or prurience...Clayton [is] disturbingly involved and involving as the Male Chorus...Though the focus is thrown onto the two narrators, the Roman characters all come vividly to life: Duncan Rock’s hyper-muscular Prince of Rome is as imposing vocally as he is physically...Rice’s warmly sung Lucretia is all vitality and tenderness.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 22nd July 2016

“Its beautifully acted and sung. Rice wrings your heart throughout and her self-lacerating final scenes have a harrowing immediacy” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“The DVD is evidence of a work, performances and a production accomplished at the highest level, each component brilliant and compelling in its own right, but here functioning perfectly together to deliver an effect that is simply overwhelming” Opera, November 2016

“The production, set during an archaeological excavation, packs a punch” Financial Times, 29th July 2016

Presto Disc of the Week

22nd July 2016

BBC Music Magazine

Opera Choice - November 2016

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Bizet: Carmen

Bizet: Carmen

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, June 2011


Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don José), Aris Argiris (Escamillo) & Maija Kovalevska (Micaëla)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Constantinos Carydis (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

Julian Napier’s cinematic film of the Royal Opera’s production of Carmen – originally shot in 3D – is now made available on DVD and 2D Blu-ray. Arguably the world’s most popular opera, at the centre of this musical drama is the fiery Carmen, a gypsy woman whose love is as fleeting as it is passionate. Carmen has a devastating effect on the men she ensnares, and as the opera begins, she initiates an intense love affair with army corporal Don José. Later, when she abandons him for her new conquest, the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José’s jealousy turns to rage. This time, Carmen has pushed one suitor too far for her own good. In this characteristically vivid and vibrant stage production by Francesca Zambello, Seville is brought to life with ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters – as well as a magnificent horse, a donkey and even some chickens! Featuring the indomitable Bryan Hymel as Don José and Christine Rice in the title role, this compelling production of Bizet’s masterpiece has everything from intimate solos to rousing choruses, making it truly a musical event to remember.

Extra features: Carmen the opera and a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 155 minutes

Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/JAP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“The picture quality is unusually high, and this particular revival has been scrupulously rehearsed; the broadly traditional, picturesque and well-crafted period staging may add in irrelevant detail, but on this occasion everyone knows exactly what they’re doing all the time. The cast is excellent” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

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Bizet: Carmen

Bizet: Carmen

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, June 2011


Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don José), Aris Argiris (Escamillo) & Maija Kovalevska (Micaëla)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Constantinos Carydis (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

Julian Napier’s cinematic film of the Royal Opera’s production of Carmen – originally shot in 3D – is now made available on DVD and 2D Blu-ray. Arguably the world’s most popular opera, at the centre of this musical drama is the fiery Carmen, a gypsy woman whose love is as fleeting as it is passionate. Carmen has a devastating effect on the men she ensnares, and as the opera begins, she initiates an intense love affair with army corporal Don José. Later, when she abandons him for her new conquest, the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José’s jealousy turns to rage. This time, Carmen has pushed one suitor too far for her own good. In this characteristically vivid and vibrant stage production by Francesca Zambello, Seville is brought to life with ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters – as well as a magnificent horse, a donkey and even some chickens! Featuring the indomitable Bryan Hymel as Don José and Christine Rice in the title role, this compelling production of Bizet’s masterpiece has everything from intimate solos to rousing choruses, making it truly a musical event to remember.

Extra features: Carmen the opera and a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 155 minutes

Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/JAP/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“The picture quality is unusually high, and this particular revival has been scrupulously rehearsed; the broadly traditional, picturesque and well-crafted period staging may add in irrelevant detail, but on this occasion everyone knows exactly what they’re doing all the time. The cast is excellent” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

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Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Filmed live in the Basilica Cathedral Saint-Denis, Paris, France, in July 2011


Werner Güra (Evangelist), Stephen Morscheck (Jesus), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass) & Bertrand Grunenwald (bass)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Schola Cantorum of Oxford & Maîtrise de Paris, John Nelson

The St. Matthew Passion is the third part of ‘The Soli Deo Gloria Collection’ conducted by the American John Nelson who is wellknown for his interpretations of Romantic works.

This monumental piece, composed by J.S. Bach, recounts the dramatic story of the capture and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, itpresents a profound, dramatic, lyrical and contemplative work.

The concert features the excellent Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, as well as two internationally acclaimed choirs: the ScholaCantorum of Oxford (one of the oldest choirs in the UK) and the Maîtrise de Paris with origins back in the 12th century.

Directed by Louise Narboni and filmed twice with 7 HDTV cameras in the Basilica Cathedral Saint-Denis – a unique, monumentalmasterpiece of Gothic art.

The Blu-ray also includes the 52 mins. Documentary “John Nelson’s Saint Matthew Passion - The Journey” by Louise Narboni as aBonus - showing intense rehearsals and interviews with John Nelson.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 1080i – Full HD, 16:9

Sound formats Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0

Region code: All (worldwide)

Languages: English Subtitles: German, French, English, Japanese, Korean

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 177 mins + 52 mins (BONUS)

FSK: 0

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Bizet: Carmen

Bizet: Carmen

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, on 17th August 2002


Anne Sofie von Otter (Carmen), Marcus Haddock (Don José), Laurent Naouri (Escamillo), Lisa Milne (Micaëla), Mary Hegarty (Frasquita), Christine Rice (Mercédès), Colin Judson (Remendado), Quentin Hayes (Dancaïre), Hans Voschezang (Moralès), Jonathan Best (Zuniga)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philippe Jordan (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Running time: 230 minutes / Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES

“Under the shrewd direction of McVicar, Anne Sofie von Otter gave us a gypsy of mercurial temperament…” Daily Telegraph

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