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Katarina Witt in Carmen On Ice (Habanera)

Twice Olympic gold medalist German figure skater Katarina Witt’s exceptional performance with Habanera in Carmen on Ice, a 1990 dance film with a choreography for figure skaters made in Germany. The music of the film is based on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, in an orchestral version arranged especially for this film.
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Maria Callas & Giuseppe Di Stefano concert (Tokyo, 1974)

A farewell concert of Maria Callas with the Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. Recorded on October 12, 1974 in Tokyo NHK Hall. Accompanist: Robert Sutherland, Glasgow-born classical pianist.
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Maria Callas sings Habanera from Carmen (Bizet), Hamburg 1962

Maria Callas sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (English: Love is a rebellious bird), popularly known as “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”. Hamburg, 1962. North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra, German: Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, or NDR Sinfonieorchester) conducted by the French orchestral and opera conductor Georges Prêtre (born 14 August 1924).
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Elīna Garanča sings “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen

Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sings Habanera (the popular name for “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – English: “Love is a rebellious bird”) from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”. Baden-Baden (Germany), 2008. It is the entrance aria of the title character, “Carmen”, a Gypsy Girl, in scene 5 of the first act.
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Teresa Berganza sings Habanera from Carmen

Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza sings “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Love is a rebellious bird), also known as “Habanera”; one of the most famous arias from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera “Carmen”. Theatre nationale L´opera de Paris; May 14, 1980. Director: Pierre Dervaux.
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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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