Rattle. Carmen

Simon Rattle directs the Berlin Philharmonic in Carmen from Bizet with Magdalena Kožená in the lead role and Jonas Kaufmann like her doomed lover Don José.
This highly anticipated opera recording studio – and the first studio recording of an opera for Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic on EMI – takes up the original version of the opéra comique recreated in the edition of 1964 by Fritz Oeser.
The recording follows a new production in the 2012 Salzburg Easter Festival and concerts at the Berlin Philharmonic in April 2012 and its launch coincided with the performance of Carmen at the Salzburg Festival in August.
George Bizet (1838-1875)
Sir Simon Rattle
Magdalena Kožená, Jonas Kaufmann
Genia Kühmeier, Kostas Smoriginas
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus and Children’s Choir of the State Opera Unter den Linden
EMI Classics