Stealing the show of this "Carmen" production is Anna Netrebko as
Micaela, who gives the role a strikingly authentic touch. The lead role is
sung and acted with a panther-like grace by Bulgarian mezzo Nadia
Krasteva. She and her equally dazzling fellow leads Massimo Giordano as
Don José and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Escamillo infuse this revival of
Franco Zeffirelli's 1978 production with drama and irrepressible life.
Imparting his own personal stamp on the music is the young Latvian
conductor Andris Nelsons, who leads the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper
with contagious passion and fresh, brisk tempi.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Title: Carmen
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Staged By: Franco Zeffirelli
Soloist: Nadia Krasteva, Massimo Giordano, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Anna Netrebko
Set: Franco Zeffirelli
Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Chorus: Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Kinderchor der Wiener Staatsoper
Choreography: Karina Sarkissova
Danced by: Wiener Staatsballett
Video Director: Karina Fibich
Genre: Opera
Length: 158 minutes
Cat.No.: A04001532