Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, June, 2010
Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don José), Dawid Kimberg (Moralès), Maija Kovalevska (Micaëla), Nicolas Courjal (Zuniga), Elena Xanthoudakis (Frasquita), Paula Murrihy (Mercédès), Caroline Lena Olsson (Lillas Pastia) Aris Argiris (Escamillo)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Royal Opera Chorus, Constantinos Carydis (conductor) Francesca Zambello (stage director)
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Passion, jealousy and betrayal take center stage at London’s Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the world’s most popular opera. Bizet’s Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera.
In this characteristically vivid and vibrant stage production by Francesca Zambello, beautifully filmed in 3D by Julian Napier, 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! This spectacular RealD and Royal Opera House production features a supremely talented cast, gripping drama and Bizet’s energetic and passionate score. It is truly a musical event to remember!
Carmen in 3D was premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in February 2011, and this recording marks the world’s first complete opera on 3D Blu-ray.
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Extra features Carmen and RealD: Filming in 3D Adding Depth to Opera Carmen the Opera
Running time 175 mins approx Region Code All regions Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9 Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS Menu languages English Subtitles English, Castellano, German, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Portugese
3D FAQs Carmen in 3D was shot using state-of-the-art 3D cameras during live performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This was a first of its kind 3D production utilizing the same equipment used for many of today’s blockbuster 3D feature films and live 3D sporting events. Do I need a 3D TV and 3D Blu-ray player to watch this disc? Yes, you will need a 3D compatible TV and a 3D compatible Blu-ray player. Will I have to wear 3D glasses? Yes, the technology used to produce this recording does require the use of the 3D glasses that were supplied with your 3D TV (3D glasses are not supplied with this disc).