Don Carlo (2 CD)

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Don Carlo (2 CD)

This complete live recording is taken from the Met's historic Saturday afternoon radio performances and is newly remastered from the original March 7, 1964, broadcast. This brand new multi-disc set represents its first official release on CD.

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this performance distinctly captures the opera's unique, tragic grandeur. Franco Corelli sings the title role, and the cast includes Leonie Rysanek, Irene Dalis, Nicolae Herlea, Giorgio Tozzi, and Hermann Uhde.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: 8/16/11
Conductor: Kurt Adler
Franco Corelli
Leonie Rysanek
Irene Dalis
Nicolae Herlea
Giorgio Tozzi
Hermann Uhde
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Sony Masterworks


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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