Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Prélude
Georges Bizet 2:15
2 Carmen: Act I. "Sur la place"
Georges Bizet 7:22
3 Carmen: Act I. "Avec la garde montante"
Georges Bizet 3:54
4 Carmen: Act I. "C'est bien là, n'est-ce pas"
Georges Bizet 1:14
5 Carmen: Act I. "La cloche a sonné…"" / ""Dans l'air, nous suivons des yeux la fumée"
Georges Bizet 4:33
6 Carmen: Act I. "Quand je vous aimerai…?" / "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
Georges Bizet 4:18
7 Carmen: Act I. "Carmen ! sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous !"
Georges Bizet 1:28
8 Carmen: Act I. "Quels regards ! Quelle effronterie !"
Georges Bizet 0:56
9 Carmen: Act I. "Parle-moi de ma mère !"
Georges Bizet 8:56
10 Carmen: Act I. "Reste là, maintenant, pendant que je lirai"
Georges Bizet 1:32
11 Carmen: Act I. "Que se passe-t-il donc là-bas ?" / "Au secours ! Au secours !"
Georges Bizet 3:00
12 Carmen: Act I. "Mon officier, c'était une querelle"
Georges Bizet 3:44
13 Carmen: Act I. "Près des remparts de Séville"
Georges Bizet 4:31
14 Carmen: Act I. "Voici l'ordre ; partez"
Georges Bizet 1:59
15 Carmen: Act I. Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 1:41
16 Carmen: Act II. "Les tringles des sistres tintaient"
Georges Bizet 4:17
17 Carmen: Act II. "Messieurs, Pastia me dit"
Georges Bizet 0:57
18 Carmen: Act II. "Vivat ! vivat le toréro !"
Georges Bizet 1:09
19 Carmen: Act II. "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre"
Georges Bizet 4:48
20 Carmen: Act II. "La belle, un mot"
Georges Bizet 1:34
21 Carmen: Act II. "Eh bien ! vite, quelles nouvelles ?" / "Nous avons en tête une affaire !"
Georges Bizet 5 4:47
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Act II. "Mais qui donc attends-tu ?"
Georges Bizet 0:27
2 Carmen: Act II. "Halte là !"
Georges Bizet 1:33
3 Carmen: Act II. "Enfin c'est toi !" / "Tout doux, Monsieur, tout doux"
Georges Bizet 5:51
4 Carmen: Act II. "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" / "Non, tu ne m'aimes pas"
Georges Bizet 7:48
5 Carmen: Act II. "Holà ! Carmen ! Holà ! Holà !"
Georges Bizet 4:56
6 Carmen: Act II. Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 3:00
7 Carmen: Act III. "Écoute, écoute, compagnon, écoute"
Georges Bizet 4:01
8 Carmen: Act III. "Reposons-nous une heure ici, mes camarades"
Georges Bizet 2:16
9 Carmen: Act III. "Mêlons ! Coupons !"
Georges Bizet 6:50
10 Carmen: Act III. "Eh bien ?"
Georges Bizet 0:38
11 Carmen: Act III. "Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire"
Georges Bizet 2:49
12 Carmen: Act III. "C'est des contrebandiers le refuge ordinaire" / "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"
Georges Bizet 5:49
13 Carmen: Act III. "Je ne me trompe pas… c'est lui sur ce rocher"
Georges Bizet 0:28
14 Carmen: Act III. "Quelques lignes plus bas…" / "Holà, holà ! José !"
Georges Bizet 11:29
15 Carmen: Act III. Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 2:02
16 Carmen: Act IV. "A deux cuartos ! A deux cuartos !"
Georges Bizet 1:55
17 Carmen: Act IV. "Les voici ! voici la quadrille !"
Georges Bizet 6:52
18 Carmen: Act IV. "C'est toi !" / "Carmen, il est temps encore" / "Viva ! la course est belle !"
Georges Bizet 8:45

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Claude Cales (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 3)
Jean-Paul Vauquelin (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 21)
bass vocals:
Jacques Mars (bass vocalist (a.k.a. Jacques Hochard)) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 11, 14, 17–18, 20)
bass-baritone vocals:
Robert Massard (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 19–20)
choir vocals:
Chœur René Duclos (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 6)
composer:
Georges Bizet (tracks 1–5, 5–21, 21)
conductor:
Georges Prêtre (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–21)
engineer:
Paul Vavasseur (engineer) (tracks 1–21)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2–14, 16–21, 21)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2–14, 16–21, 21)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 16–17, 21)
Maria Callas (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 6–7, 13–14, 17, 20–21)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–21)
producer:
Michel Glotz (tracks 1–21)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (track 6)
Maria Callas (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 16)
Andréa Guiot (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 8–10)
Nadine Sautereau (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 16–17, 21)
tenor vocals:
Nicolai Gedda (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 3, 7–10, 13)
Jacques Pruvost (French tenor vocalist) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 21)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1964) (track 16)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 6)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 6)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 13)
Carmen Suite no. 1: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (track 15)
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 6)
Señorita (track 6)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 6)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen (tracks 1, 1)
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 16–21, 21)
Carmen: Acte I (tracks 2–5, 5–15)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 15)
Carmen: Acte II, No. 14b. Récit : « La belle, un mot » (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 20)
Carmen: Prélude (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 6, 19)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 19)

CD 2

baritone vocals:
Jean-Paul Vauquelin (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–2, 5, 7–8, 10, 14)
bass vocals:
Jacques Mars (bass vocalist (a.k.a. Jacques Hochard)) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 5, 16)
bass-baritone vocals:
Robert Massard (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 14, 17)
composer:
Georges Bizet (tracks 1–12, 12–18)
Georges Bizet (1875) (track 4)
conductor:
Georges Prêtre (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–18)
engineer:
Paul Vavasseur (engineer) (tracks 1–18)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 1–5, 7–12, 12–14, 16–18)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 1–5, 7–12, 12–14, 16–18)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 4)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 4)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 2, 7, 9, 11, 14)
Maria Callas (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–5, 7–11, 14, 17–18)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–18)
producer:
Michel Glotz (tracks 1–18)
soprano vocals:
Andréa Guiot (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 12–14)
Nadine Sautereau (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 2, 7, 9–11, 14, 17)
tenor vocals:
Nicolai Gedda (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 2–5, 7–8, 14, 18)
Maurice Maievski (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 5, 7)
Jacques Pruvost (French tenor vocalist) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 1–2, 14)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: II. Aragonaise (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts III and IV) (track 15)
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 17)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 1–4, 4–6)
Carmen: Acte III (tracks 7–12, 12–15)
Carmen: Acte IV (tracks 16–18)
recording of:
Carmen : Acte III. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts III & IV) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 15)
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 6)
Carmen: Acte III. « Eh bien? - Eh bien » (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 10)
Carmen: Acte III. « Je ne me trompe pas » (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 13)
Carmen: Acte III. « Reposons-nous une heure ici » (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

Release

choir vocals: Chœur René Duclos
Chœurs d'enfants Jean Pesneaud
remastered versions: Carmen (1964 studio cast, remastered 2014) (2014)
Carmen (1964 studio cast, remastered 2014) (2014)
ASIN: US: B000002RXS [info]
FR: B000002RXS [info]