2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from booklet.
Opéra en quatre actes = [opera] in four acts.
"This version of Carmen uses, in part, the critical edition by Fritz Oeser"--End credits.
"Carmen exists in an independent universe where her existence is defined by her desire for men and their desire for her, always on her terms. And she burns up whomever she desires"--Booklet.
Program notes and synopsis in English (20 pages : ports. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features include (in English): Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna backstage with Renée Fleming. Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Barbara Frittoli and Teddy Tahu Rhodes; Christopher Wheeldon.
Set and costume designer, Rob Howell ; lighting designer, Peter Mumford ; choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon.
Elīna Garanča (Carmen) ; Roberto Alagna (Don José) ; Barbara Frittoli (Michaëla) ; Teddy Tohu Rhodes (Escamillo) ; Keith Miller (Zuniga) ; supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor ; host, Renée Fleming.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Filmed live in HD transmission at the Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 16, 2010, for Great performances.
Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.
DVD; picture format NTSC, 16:9; sound formats: PCM stereo., DTS 5.1; region code 0.
Sung in French; French, German, English, Spanish or Chinese subtitles; spoken commentary in English.