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Don Carlos (Blu-ray) – Roberto Alagna

Item# 032031203174


Don Carlos (Blu-ray) – Roberto Alagna
Composer: Guiseppe Verdi
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Artists:
 Roberto Alagna
Thomas Hampson
Karita Mattila
Orchestra: Théatre du Chatelet Paris
Label: Kultur Video
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 210 minutes

Luc Bondy’s production of Verdi’s opera Don Carlos is the original French version restored to five acts, and features a superb cast including Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.

 

Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo

Verdi’s longest and most ambitious opera is a powerful epic of love and politics set in France and Spain at the height of the Inquisition. The score combines intimate solos and ensembles with grand choral scenes, most notably the monumental auto-da-fé that ends Act III. Following its 1867 premiere in Paris (sung in French as Don Carlos), the composer revised the opera several times over a period of almost 20 years. Nicholas Hytner’s Met production, first seen in 2010, presents Don Carlo in its original five acts, sung in Italian.

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