Montserrat Caballe - Air de Micaëla - Micaela's aria Carmen

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  • ℹ️ Published 13 years ago

Air de Micaëla / Micaela's aria de/from Carmen Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

" C'est des contrebandiers le refuge ordinaire.....Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "

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Caballe was superb, her technique was flawless. Her high notes cut thru your soul. Brava!

Author — Sophia Baldaracci


I actually cried when I listened to the version!
Montserrat's version of this aria truly encapsulates the heartbrokeness, devastation, outrage and fear that Micaela feels in that scene!
Absolutely wonderful! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🌌🌌🥺🥺🥺😭😭🥺😭😭

Author — Chum Man ki


Well, you can't go wrong with Montserrat Caballe. This is unquestionably one of the most beautiful arias for soprano in all of opera. Interesting that it belongs to the "second fiddle, " but this happens sometimes, doesn't it? The second act of "La Boheme" is Musetta's, the penultimate act of "Aida" is Amneris', and, oh yes, while we all love Nessun Dorma, the loveliest aria in "Turandot" is sung by Liu.

Author — Sam


Absolutely beautiful. Bravo Montserrat.

Author — carol Mac


La voce limpida di Caballe' dà vita a una splendida Micaela, che deve accentuare il suo carattere femmineo e tenero per opporsi idealmente alla disinvoltura di Carmen.

Author — Cinzia Vidali


This woman is a monster on this aria! Wow!

Author — ♦ SingerForLife3000 ♦ Tónya Rosetta Music


I've always liked Ileana Cotrubas version of this Aria. the purest form of lyric soprano. impeccable diction, a very beautiful top voice with a childlike quality of Innocence.CABALLE, S voice is too heavy for this particular aria as much as I love her etc. Cotrubas. once again listen to the cotrubas version with Teresa Berganza singing Carmen. and the first Act Cotrubas duet with Placido Domingo is so beautiful so innocent Michaela. Domingo is not my favorite tenor for this role I prefer Carreras.. excuse me for my typos I use the microphone when I comment. listen to that version with Cotrubas. and I think many of you were really enjoy it.. thank you all take care.🌹👱😊🎼🇬🇧🇷🇺🇮🇹🇪🇸🇫🇷🇺🇸🇨🇳🇩🇪🇯🇵
Sincerely Arnold Bourbon Amaral

Author — Arnold Amaral


Can you imagine Callas as Carmen and Caballé as Micaela?

Author — jacobtfn


Con la sua voce meravigliosa la Caballe rende quest'aria una commovente preghiera .

Author — Claudia Casillo


Wow. I've been looking for this. Thank you.

Author — edthesp


im sure the carmen felt upstaged because that is out of this world

Author — Jerry Arispi


@uniqueattack Do you mean this in a good way? I bet you do... but this role is not for any light soprano either, though I think Carmen must have been a MONSTER in other to match without being upstaged by Micaela!

Author — Cindy Beatrice Candelaria


too salome-ish! it needs more sweetness

Author — theodore braden


I love Montserrat, but her voice is too heavy for this aria. Her scoops and vocal weight really hinder the accuracy of the French diction and pitch. There are several moments where she is terribly flat. 😩

Author — Jessica Zeller


Diese Arie wird schöner von einer lyrischen, sanften, zärtlichen Sopranistin gesungen. Es ist natürlich immer ein Genuss, Montserrat Caballe zuzuhören. Aber diese Rolle passt nicht zu ihr. 

Author — Hubertus Heuel