“The reasons for buying this set are threefold: Georges Thill, the excellent orchestra and the main conductor, Elie Cohen. Thill is magnificent as ever. Full marks for presentation.”
Classic Record Collector
“The sound is exceptional… there are no hisses or scratches, just clear singing. [The singers are] all here in fine voice. It’s quite amazing to listen to something recorded nearly 80 years ago and find it as fresh as if it were pressed yesterday”
“...issued by the worthy little company Divine Art…Guénot has an open sound… Nespoulous is a bright-voiced Micaela, neat and accurate. To José, Thill brings stylish vocalising… and is intense in the final scene. Divine Art’s transfer is very clear."
John T. Hughes
International Record Review
"Thill is the most marvelous singer here but there are at least two other perfromances of some stature. The transfers sound very well. We have texts, a plot summary and artist biographies... a most worthwhile addition to the catalogue"
“These artists know by nature than the text is as important as the music: all the principals play with the words in a way quite lost . The excellent transfers added to my pleasure in a set I had never encountered before. I recommend it as a second version in any reputable collection of French opera.”
“This classic recording… truly takes its place amongst the great Carmens of all time. It is hard to find a better version. The aura of Francophile experience permeates every single note… you cannot really go wrong. The orchestral playing truly comes alive in the fine remastering. Divine Art’s new Historic Sound Series is fast becoming one of the major labels in this much sought after genre and this Carmen deserves every success."
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