Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Prélude Georges Bizet 3:31
2 Carmen: Acte I. no. 1 Introduction “Sur la place chacun passe” (les Soldats, Moralès) Georges Bizet 2:10
3 Carmen: Acte I. “Regardez donc cette petite” (Moralès, les Soldats, Micaëla) Georges Bizet 4:09
4 Carmen: Acte I. no. 2 Marche et Chœur des gamins “Avec la garde montante” (les gamins) Georges Bizet 2:34
5 Carmen: Acte I. “Repos!” (Zuniga, Moralès, Don José) Georges Bizet 0:45
6 Carmen: Acte I. “Allons! allons!” (Zuniga, les gamins) Georges Bizet 1:38
7 Carmen: Acte I. “Dites‐moi, brigadier?” (Zuniga, Don José) Georges Bizet 1:07
8 Carmen: Acte I. no. 3 Chœur et Scène “La cloche a sonné” (les Jeunes Gens, les Soldats, les Cigarières) Georges Bizet 5:12
9 Carmen: Acte I. “Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita” (les Soldats, les Jeunes Gens) Georges Bizet 0:45
10 Carmen: Acte I. “Quand je vous aimerai?” (Carmen) – no. 4 Havanaise “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Carmen, chœur) Georges Bizet 4:50
11 Carmen: Acte I. no. 5 Scène “Carmen, sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous” (les Jeunes Gens, le Cigarières, Don José) Georges Bizet 2:24
12 Carmen: Acte I. “Monsieur le brigadier?” (Micaëla, Don José) – no. 6 Duo “Parle‐moi de ma mère” (Don José, Micaëla) Georges Bizet 1:42
13 Carmen: Acte I. “Votre mère avec moi sortait de la chapelle” (Micaëla, Don José) Georges Bizet 2:19
14 Carmen: Acte I. “Ma mère, je la vois…” (Don José, Micaëla) Georges Bizet 2:25
15 Carmen: Acte I. “Que son fils l’aime et la vénère” (Don José, Micaëla) – “Eh bien, eh bien!” (Zuniga) Georges Bizet 4:04
16 Carmen: Acte I. no. 7 Chœur “Au secours!” (les Cigarières, Zuniga, les Soldats) Georges Bizet 3:19
17 Carmen: Acte I. “Voyons, brigadier…” (Zuniga, Don José) – no. 8 Chanson et Mélodrame “Tra la la la…” (Carmen, Zuniga, les Cigarières, un Soldat, Don José) Georges Bizet 4:14
18 Carmen: Acte I. no. 9 Chanson (Séguedille) et Duo “Près des remparts de Séville” (Carmen, Don José) Georges Bizet 4:30
19 Carmen: Acte I. no. 10 Finale “Le lieutenant!... Prenez garde!” (Don José, Zuniga, Carmen) Georges Bizet 2:17
20 Carmen: Entr’acte Georges Bizet 1:48
21 Carmen: Acte II. no. 11 Chanson “Les tringles des sistres tintaient” (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita) Georges Bizet 5:06
22 Carmen: Acte II. “Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire” (Zuniga, Pastia, Frasquita, Mercédès, Andrès, Carmen) Georges Bizet 1:16
23 Carmen: Acte II. “Tout est bien alors” (Carmen, Zuniga) – no. 12 Chœur et Ensemble “Vivat! vivat le toréro!” (chœur, Zuniga, Mercédes, Andrès, Frasquita, Pastia) Georges Bizet 1:31
24 Carmen: Acte II. no. 13 Couplet (Air du Toréador) “Votre toast… je peux vous le rendre” (Escamillo, chœur, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Pastia, Zuniga) – no. 13 bis Chœur “Toréador, en garde” (chœur, Frasquita, Pastia, Dancaïre, Remendado) Georges Bizet 8:01
25 Carmen: Acte II. no. 14 Quintette “Nous avons en tête une affaire” (Dancaïre, Frasquita, Mercédès, Remendado, Carmen) Georges Bizet 4:49
26 Carmen: Acte II. “Amoureuse… ce n’est pas une raison, cela” (Dancaïre, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen) – no. 15 Chanson “Halte‐là! Qui va là?” (Don José, Mercédès, Frasquita, Dancaïre, Carmen) Georges Bizet 2:33
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Acte II. no. 16 Duo “Je vais danser en votre honneur” (Carmen, Don José) Georges Bizet 5:42
2 Carmen: Acte II. Air de la fleur “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” (Don José) Georges Bizet 4:16
3 Carmen: Acte II. “Non! Tu ne m’aimes pas!” (Carmen, Don José) Georges Bizet 4:01
4 Carmen: Acte II. no. 17 Finale “Holà! Carmen! holà!” (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen, Dancaïre, Remendado, les Bohémiens) Georges Bizet 3:32
5 Carmen: Acte II. “Suis‐nous à travers la campagne” (Frasquita, Mercédès, Dancaïre, Remendado, les Bohémiens, les Bohémiennes) Georges Bizet 2:00
6 Carmen: Entr’acte Georges Bizet 3:01
7 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. no. 18 Introduction “Écoute, compagnon, écoute” (les Contrabandiers, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Dancaïre, Remendado) Georges Bizet 4:41
8 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Halte! nous allons nous arrêter ici…” (Dancaïre, Remendado, Don José, Carmen) Georges Bizet 1:29
9 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. no. 19 Trio “Mêlons!” / “Mêlons!” / “Coupons!” (Frasquita, Mercédès) Georges Bizet 3:21
10 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. Air des cartes “Carreau, pique… la mort!” (Carmen) Georges Bizet 3:20
11 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Parlez encore, parlez, mes belles” (Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen) Georges Bizet 0:50
12 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Eh bien, j’avais raison” (Dancaïre, Carmen, Remandado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José) Georges Bizet 0:30
13 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. no. 20 Morceau d’Ensemble “Quant au douanier, c’est notre affaire” (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita, les Bohémiennes, les Bohémiens, Dancaïre, Remandado) Georges Bizet 3:08
14 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Nous y sommes” (le Guide, Micaëla) Georges Bizet 0:44
15 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. no. 21 Air “Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” (Micaëla) Georges Bizet 4:50
16 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Mais… je ne me trompe pas…” (Micaëla, Escamillo, Don José) – no. 22 Duo “Je suis Escamillo, toréro de Grenade” (Escamillo, Don José) Georges Bizet 3:42
17 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. no. 23 Finale “Holà, José!” (Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaïre, Don José, les Contrebandiers, les Contrebandières) Georges Bizet 3:00
18 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau I. “Halte!... Quelqu’un est là qui cherche à se cacher” (Remendado, Carmen, Dancaïre, Don José, Micaëla, chœur, Escamillo) Georges Bizet 5:16
19 Carmen: Entr’acte Georges Bizet 2:10
20 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau II. no. 24 Chœur “A deux cuartos” (Marchandes, Marchands, un Soldat, Andrès, un Bohémien) Georges Bizet 2:23
21 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau II. no. 25 Chœur et Scène “Les voici! Voici le quadrille” (chœur) Georges Bizet 3:52
22 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau II. “Si tu m’aimes, Carmen” (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès) Georges Bizet 3:20
23 Carmen: Acte III, Tableau II. no. 26 Duo final “C’est toi?” / “C’est moi!” (Carmen, Don José, chœur) Georges Bizet 9:24

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (balance engineer) (tracks 1–26)
baritone vocals:
Stuart Harling (English baritone) (1977-09) (tracks 3, 5)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Singers (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (1977-09) (track 8)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-09) (track 8)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-09) (track 8)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18, 20–26)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (conductor) (1977-09) (tracks 1–26)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–26)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (french librettist) (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1977-09) (tracks 2–7, 9–24, 26)
Alicia Nafé (mezzo-soprano) (1977-09) (track 21)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Carmen]:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1977-09) (track 25)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–26)
soprano vocals:
Yvonne Kenny (Australian soprano) (1977-09) (track 21)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (1977-09) (tracks 2–24, 26)
tenor vocals [Don José]:
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (1977-09) (track 25)
vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1977-09) (track 18)
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (1977-09) (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–26)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–26)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19–20, 22–24, 26)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1, 8, 18, 21, 25)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–26)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 10)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 10)
is the basis for:
Carmen : “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 10)
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 18)
Carmen Suite no. 1: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (track 20)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 1)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 10)
Señorita (track 10)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 10)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 21–26)
Carmen (Opera by Georges Bizet) (order: 1) (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 1) (track 2)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 2) (track 3)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 3) (track 4)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 6) (track 7)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 8) (track 8)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 10) (track 9)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 12) (track 10)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 13) (track 11)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 16) (track 12)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 18) (track 16)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 19) (track 17)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 20) (track 17)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 23) (track 18)
Carmen: Acte I (order: 25) (track 20)
recording of:
Carmen : Prélude (1977-09) (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (1977-09) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 10, 24)
Barcelona Games Medley (order: 1) (track 1)
Barcelona Games Medley (order: 13) (track 24)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (balance engineer) (tracks 1–23)
bass-baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (baritone) (1977-09) (track 22)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Singers (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
George Watson’s College Boys’ Chorus (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Ambrosian Singers (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (1977-09) (track 22)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-09) (track 22)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-09) (track 22)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–10, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 19–23)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 2)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (conductor) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Claudio Abbado (conductor) (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–23)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (french librettist) (tracks 3–4, 7, 9, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 20–23)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 3–4, 7, 9, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 20–23)
Ludovic Halévy (french librettist) (1875) (track 2)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 2)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1977-09) (tracks 1, 3–18, 20, 22)
Alicia Nafé (mezzo-soprano) (1977-09) (track 22)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaș (Romanian soprano) (1977-09) (track 15)
Yvonne Kenny (Australian soprano) (1977-09) (track 22)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (1977-09) (tracks 1–18, 20, 22)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–23)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–23)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 1, 3–14, 16–21, 23)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 2, 15, 22)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: II. Aragonaise (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts III and IV) (track 19)
Carmen Suite no. 1: III. Intermezzo (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts II and III) (track 6)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 21)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 1–4, 6)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 1) (track 8)
Carmen : Acte IV (order: 1) (track 20)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 2) (track 7)
Carmen : Acte IV (order: 3) (track 21)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 4) (track 9)
Carmen : Acte IV (order: 4) (track 22)
Carmen : Acte IV (order: 5) (track 23)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 7) (track 10)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 9) (track 13)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 12) (track 15)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 14) (track 16)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 15) (track 16)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 16) (track 17)
Carmen : Acte III (order: 21) (track 19)
recording of:
Carmen : Acte III. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts III & IV) (1977-09) (track 19)
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (1977-09) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (order: 5) (track 2)