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Maria Callas - Bizet - Carmen - Pretre 180g Vinyl 3LP Box Set - direct audio

Maria Callas - Bizet - Carmen - Pretre 180g Vinyl 3LP Box Set

Warner Bros.

  • $ 5998


Maria Callas - Bizet - Carmen - Pretre 180g Vinyl 3LP Box Set

With this Abbey Road 24-bit 96kHz remaster, engineers returned to the original master tapes, bringing new clarity & brilliance to her legendary studio recordings.

Towards the end of Maria Callas’ career, there were many rumors that she was planning to perform Georges Bizet's 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 favored 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: "Callas' musicianship is scrupulous...Hers is a Carmen to haunt you."

A dedicated producer, Grammy Award-winner Andrew Cornall, was assigned to the Callas Remastered project at London’s Abbey Road Studios. When Robert Gooch, a former sound engineer who worked with Callas on a number of her recordings, heard some of the remastered tracks, his response was: "I’m amazed, I’m absolutely amazed...It’s a revelation. I was practically in tears...That voice of Callas has such an effect on me."

Warner Classics proudly presents a 180g 3LP edition of Callas' legendary Carmen, an 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 they were lying for half of a century, and were the one and only set of tapes approved by Maria Callas.

Musicians:

Georges Bizet (composer)
Georges Pretre (conductor)
Maria Callas - Carmen
Nicolai Gedda - Don Jose
Andrea Guiot - Micaela
Robert Massard - Escamillo
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Orchestre du Theatre National De l'Opera

Bizet - Carmen - Maria Callas - Pretre Track Listing:

LP1

1. Prelude And Act I (Part 1)
2. Act I (Conclusion)

LP2

1. Entr'acte & Act II (Part 1)
2. Act II (Conclusion)
3. Entr'acte & Act III (Part 1)

LP3

1. Act III (Part 2)
2. Act III (Conclusion)
3. Entr'acte & Act IV (Part 1)


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