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By mkahana
Written June 20, 2013
A wonderful experience. I have seen Carmen in a live production, but this is a very different experience. You can not only hear the music, but also see the acting, face expressions and movements. Elina Garanca as Carmen is unbelievable. A great singer, beautiful and sexy. The dancing is top notch. Highly recommended.
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The Met: Live in HD performance of Bizet's Carmen

By janiematthews
Written September 22, 2014
I've seen this film of the Met's recent production at least three times now, and it never ceases to move and amaze me. The emotional intensity of the acting and the sublime singing of the leads, Elina Garanca as Carmen and Roberto Alagna as Don Jose, are truly spectacular, and the evocative staging and costuming, updated to the Spanish Civil War period, works perfectly. And of course, Bizet's music is always simply gorgeous. A passionate rendition of a classic tale of passion!
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Carmen in HD is just fabulous

By lgrumet
Written May 25, 2015
The production,the quality of the performances, the music, the interviews, were all byong highest expectations. We will be regular Met HD viewers. This was our third one. All amazing
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Great Performance

By Bozocat
Written June 04, 2015
Brilliantly done, especially the role of Carmen by mezzo Elina Garanca. I think I will purchase the DVD of this performance. Picture and sound are splendid.
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By wardwissner
Written April 27, 2015
I saw this production for a second time after 3 years. I am still amazed at the versatility of talent. The acting ,singing ,dancing and music were simply incredible. Such a seductive Carmen! The work that must have gone into this achievement is mind boggling.
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