Bizet's Carmen from La Fenice

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Bizet's <em>Carmen</em> from La Fenice.

George Bizet's masterpiece Carmen, may have a greater selection of hummable tunes than any other opera, and also the purest, most smoldering brand of passion.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Carmen from one of the world's premiere operatic "destinations," La Fenice in Venice, with mezzo-soprano Beatrice Uria Monzon in the title role and tenor Stefano Secco as Don José.

Cast:

Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber

Carmen: Beatrice Uria Monzon (mezzo-soprano)

Don José: Stefano Secco (tenor)

Micaela: Ekaterina Bukanova (soprano)

Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov (bass)

Frasquita: Sonia Ciani (soprano)

Mercedes: Chiara Fracasso (mezzo-soprano)

Le Dancaire: Francis Dudziak (baritone)

La Remendado: Rodolphe Briand (tenor)

La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus

Piccoli Cantori Venezia