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.
Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Staatskapelle Dresden and Dresden State Opera Chorus perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Krassimira Stoyanova: soprano, Elīna Garanča: mezzo-soprano, Michael Schade: tenor, Franz-Josef Selig: bass. Live recording in Dresden, February 2010.
Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sings “Cavatine des Romeo” (Romeo’s Cavatina) from I Capuleti e i Montecchi, an Italian opera (Tragedia lirica) in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. From an Elīna Garanča concert in Moscow in 2008.
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.
Christmas in Vienna” at the Wiener Konzerthaus (2008) with international soloists such as Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko and Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sing German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach’s Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour, commonly known as Offenbach’s Barcarolle. It is a duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano from The Tales of Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach’s final opera The piece is widely regarded as the most famous barcarolle …