Bizet: Carmen - Cortez, Corelli, Bruscantini, Sagne; De Fabritiis. Lisbon, 1973


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To listen to this performance it seems completely perplexing to think that Franco Corelli would elect to retire from the operatic stage just two years later.  He sings like a god.  His bellows like a trombone.  He is joined by the very fine mezzo Viorica Cortez who delivers an alluring Carmen.  The sound is fair.

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