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At Last A Truly Passionate Carmen,
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This review is from: Bizet - Carmen (Pappano, Kaufmann)  [DVD] (DVD)
The stars of this production are superbly matched. Anna Caterina Antonacci, a passionate, erotic Carmen, and Jonas Kaufmann a truly tragic Don Jose, whose vocal and acting abilities in this production made it impossible to glance away in case I missed something. The always wonderful Ildebrando d'Arcangelo is the perfect Escamillo and Norah Ansellem a Micaela who manages to make the part of Micaela perfectly believable. The Orchestra under Conductor Antonio Pappano, are simply brilliant. This is a production that is in my opinion well worth watching again and again.