Modestas Pitrėnas, Christina Pasaroiu, Aris Argiris, Ladislav Elgr & Alex Penda
The documentary “Loving Carmen,” (2016) by Nayo Titzin, builds on the earliest studies of Carmen in art, literature, music, and cinema. The film shows the history of the recording industry at the end of 19th and early 20th century and presents multiple archive images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, The Library of the US Congress, and private collections. The main narrator in the film is the Bulgarian prima Alex Penda who recreates the role of Carmen in a staging by Nicola Berloffa in the Swiss town of St. Gallen, conducted by the Latvian conductor Modestas Pitrenas. The film also features Ladislav Elgr (tenor), Aris Argiris (baritone), and Christina Pasaroiu (soprano).