If Herbert von Karajan continues to be a looming presence in today’s classical music world, then it is also because of the many hours of video recordings which he produced over the course of many years. He began preserving his performances on film back in 1965 with "La Bohème". His "Carmen" is based on his 1966 production for the Salzburg Festival with Grace Bumbry – one of the greatest interpreters of the title role in our time.
Soloists: Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Justino Diaz
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Audio pre-program ORQUESTRA BAROCCA CASA DA MÚSICA/STAIER: A PORTUGUESA (HMM 902337)