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Bizet: Carmen
Georges Bizet, Pierre Dervaux, Giulietta Simionato
Bizet: Carmen
Genre: Classical
 
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Jose was the role of Corelli's debut and the one he performed most often. Here he is in his early prime, sounding like a hungry animal in a cage, the voice brilliant and full of core and bite. Yet he also is plaintive, par...  more »

      
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All Artists: Georges Bizet, Pierre Dervaux, Giulietta Simionato, Mirella Freni, Franco Corelli, Enzo Viaro, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Guido Malfatti, Loretta Di Lelio, Norma Palmieri
Title: Bizet: Carmen
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Label: Opera Legacies
Original Release Date: 1/1/1959
Re-Release Date: 4/2/2002
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789984600726

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Jose was the role of Corelli's debut and the one he performed most often. Here he is in his early prime, sounding like a hungry animal in a cage, the voice brilliant and full of core and bite. Yet he also is plaintive, particularly in the final scene. Throughout it he finds an extraordinary number of vocal colors. His desperation at the end is chilling.By this time he had expunged nearly all trace of the flicker vibrato characteristic of his tone at the beginning of his career. But his sound still had a baritonal tinge that lessened later, particularly after he undertook high roles, such as Raul in Ugonotti and Poliuto, and lyric ones, such as Rodolfo and Romeo.Simionato (as often in real life) is haughty, knowing, tough. Freni's tone is young, warm and feminine. Guelfi swaggers engagingly. (Stefan Zucker, Bel Canto Society)