Glyndebourne label release first audio recording of Anne Sofie von Otter as Carmen

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“The latest release from the Glyndebourne label is a recording of Bizet’s universally popular opera Carmen”: , __ starring Anne Sofie von Otter. It is the first and only audio recording of the internationally-acclaimed mezzo soprano performing the role.

Glyndebourne prides itself on promoting young artists and providing established singers with the opportunity to try new material, and achieved both with this 2002 production which saw Anne Sofie von Otter fulfill her ambition to play the role of Carmen, and gave young Swiss conductor Phillippe Jordan his UK debut.

David McVicar’s 2002 Glyndebourne Festival production is only the second production of Carmen in Glyndebourne’s 78-year history and it was highly praised for its exceptional musical standards.

“Musically it’s superb with the most responsive chorus you’re likely to hear live, and a driven, detailed reading from conductor, Philippe Jordan.”

Andrew Clements, The Guardian

“Violent, passionate, superbly played