Bizet: Carmen - Bumbry, Vickers, Elgar, Bacquier, Darrenkamp; Guadagno. 1967
Listen to a Sample:
- Grace Bumbry will make you forget all the other Carmens you have come to love over the years. The role fits like a glove, giving her the opportunity to dig into her rich middle voice as well as unleash thrilling high notes with an assurance you would never hear from a bona fide mezzo soprano.
- She is well-paired with Jon Vickers as Don José. Vickers matches her intensity as well as delivering some truly refined singing with impressive finesse.
- Gabriel Bacquier brings bravado and refinement to the role of Escamillo.
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