Bizet: Carmen / Jordan, Von Otter, Glyndebourne Festival [Blu-ray]

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David McVicar’s exhilarating production, with Anne Sofie von Otter in the title role, restores the Opera Comique to Bizet’s masterpiece. Philippe Jordan, in his Glyndebourne debut, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Glyndebourne Chorus and a cast which includes Marcus Haddock, Laurent Naouri and Lisa Milne.

Moralès: Hans Voschezang
Micaëla: Lisa Milne
Don José: Marcus Haddock
Zuniga: Jonathan Best
Carmen: Anne Sofie von Otter
Frasquita: Mary Hegarty
Mercédès: Christine Rice
Lillas Pastia: Anthony Wise
Escamillo: Laurent Naouri
Le Dancaïre: Quentin Hayes
Le Remendado: Colin Judson
Le Guide: Franck Lopez

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Stage Director: David McVicar

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, on 17th August 2002.

Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Costume design.
Choreographing Carmen.
How to fight on stage.
The Gardens of Glyndebourne.


"Under the shrewd direction of McVicar, Anne Sofie von Otter gave us a gypsy of mercurial temperament, a tease, a dangerous flirt, and a woman intensely conscious of her sexual magnetism and of her public notoriety." -- Daily Telegraph

"Violent, passionate, superbly played… Glyndebourne’s Carmen is simply gripping." -- The Sunday Times

Region code: 0 (all regions)
Picture: 1080i
Sound: 2.0 & 5.1 Dolby True HD
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OA BD7015D

  • UPC: 809478070153

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Composer: Georges Bizet

  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter, Laurent Naouri, Lisa Milne, Marcus Haddock


  1. Carmen

    Composer: Georges Bizet

    Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Marcus Haddock (Tenor), Lisa Milne (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: Philippe Jordan