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This review is from: Bizet: Carmen (Metropolitan Opera) (Audio CD)
another success from the Met. reiner was a great opera conductor. This recording benefits over his RCA version in being live .. and having Tucker in place of Peerce (why was he cast??!!). Stevens was obviously a magnetic Carmen, Merrill a strong Escamillo (similar to his Karajan recording). It is wonderful to really enjoy Carmen as I did on this recording even if in "historic" sound.