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Elena Obraztsova sings “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen

Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Love is a rebellious bird), also known as “Habanera”; one of the most famous arias from act 1, scene 5 of Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”. Recorded on December 9, 1978. Vienna State Opera, conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.
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Carmen (Bizet), Vienna Opera, 1978 (complete)

One of the best versions of Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, by Vienna Opera, 1978. Carmen, the gypsy girl is played by the Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova and Don José, Corporal of Dragoons is played by the Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.
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