Listen to a Sample:
- A young Tatiana Troyanos delivers a red-hot Carmen.
- Helen Donath's sweet-voiced Micaëla proves to be an excellent counter-balance to Troyanos.
- Karl Böhm shows the musical potential of this score when in the hands of a true master.
- This performance was the world premiere of the Fritz Oeser Edition which has since become ubiquitous at all of the great opera houses.
- The sound is excellent.
- Victor Braun is a little under-powered as Escamillo.