Fantastic cast with Roberto Alagna, Erwin Schrott, Marina Poplavskaya, Béatrice Uria-Monzon This prestigious 2011 production from the Gran Teatre del Liceu was staged by the world famous and highly controversial stage director Calixto Bieito, admired for his raw and evocative stagings.
Bieito´s muted Carmen brings a fresh vision. --Wall Street Journal
Roberto Alagna was on top form. --Opera
What really carries the drama is the performance of Roberto Alagna in glorious voice and looking as fit as a fiddle.***** --Opera Now,Dec'11
Roberto Alagna has always had a certain Mad Max to his temperment that,combined with his Italinate lyric tenor,has made him one of the best Don Joses in the business. --Gramophone,Jan'12
Bieito undeniably draws committed and detailed performances from his distinguished principals, as well as those undertaking smaller roles… The conductor Marc Piollet offers clean and stylish musicianship and the Liceu players are bright-toned and light on their feet. --Opera, May'12