Julia Migenes
Director: Francesco Rosi Cast: Julia Migenes
Julia Migenes
, Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domingo
, Ruggero Raimondi
Ruggero Raimondi
Francesco Rosi


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Georges Bizet's 1875 opera about Carmen, the colorful cigarette factory worker whose flirtations with the soldier Don José are forgotten in her love for the matador Escamillo, is the source for director Francesco Rosi's cinematic version of the same story. Plácido Domingo sings the part of Don José, Julia Migenes-Johnson sings Carmen, and Ruggero Raimondi is Escamillo. Although there is nothing to fault in the singing itself, some viewers may feel that director Rosi has stayed closer to a stage production than the medium of film would warrant. Carmen received the 1984 Cesar award for "Best Sound."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2011
UPC: 0887090030007
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:35:00
Sales rank: 20,429

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Migenes Carmen
Plácido Domingo Don Jose
Ruggero Raimondi Escamillo
Faith Esham Micaela
Jean-Philippe Lafont Dancairo
Gerard Garino Remendado
Lilian Watson Frasquita
Jean Paul Bogart Zuniga
Julien Guiomar Lillas Pastia
Maria Campano Manuelita
Accursio di Leo Guide
Aurora Vargas Carmen's Friend
François Le Roux Morales
Santiago Lopez Escamillo's Double
Susan Daniel Mercedes
Lorin Maazel Conductor

Technical Credits
Francesco Rosi Director,Screenwriter
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Antonio Gades Choreography
Gianni Giovagnoni Set Decoration/Design
Tonino Guerra Screenwriter
Enrico Job Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Patrice Ledoux Producer
Guy Level Sound/Sound Designer
Lorin Maazel Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Alessandro von Normann Production Manager
Pierre-Louis Thevenet Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Carmen
1. Prelude [:11]
2. Carmencita [24:02]
3. Tra La La La [20:22]
4. Toreador! [19:25]
5. Flower Song [14:00]
6. In The Mountains [19:26]
7. The Procession [27:15]
8. It's You! It's Me! [16:42]

Customer Reviews

Carmen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since first seeing this production on PBS, I have loved it. Now I realise that I must have my own copy and have just ordered it from B & N. I recently paid $164 for 2 seats to Carmen at our local opera house and was shocked to see that Carmen was played by a lady who weighed in at about 300lbs! Her beautiful voice was not enough to compensate for the embarrassing sight of her rolling around the stage, trying to portray the sensual, seductive and alluring gypsy! After all, opera is an audio and a VISUAL experience. I left the opera house feeling very disappointed. The cure for my blues? To go straight home and watch this gorgeous production of Carmen on my own large screen TV and wonder why I didn't spend the $164 on 6 copies of the DVD and give them out to some of the friends I have been urging to see this at all costs! Julia M-G and Placido D are superb, as is the choreography by one of my favourite dancers, Antonio Gades.