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Work: Don Carlo(s)

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1867
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichDon Carlo

© Judith Schlosser
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Sir Mark Elder; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Zurich Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Vitalij Kowaljow; Marcelo Álvarez

ViennaDon Carlos

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Bertrand de Billy; Peter Konwitschny; Vienna State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ildar Abdrazakov; Jonas Kaufmann

BerlinViva Verdi!

Verdi
Staatskapelle Berlin; Simone Young; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Violeta Urmana; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Marcelo Álvarez

TokyoGiuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Paolo Carignani; Marco Arturo Marelli; New National Theatre; Dagmar Niefind-Marelli; Michele Pertusi; Luciano Ganci
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Gregory Kunde is splendid in Liege’s new Don Carlos

Gregory Kunde (Don Carlos) © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
The Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège takes a risk in mounting a new, but traditional production of the more rarely heard French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos and succeeds with a great ensemble of singers. 
****1
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Beware Posa! A black, bleak Don Carlo opens season at La Fenice

Alex Esposito (Filippo II) © Michele Crosera
Maestro Myung-Whun Chung leads an almost all-Italian cast in an impressive performance of Verdi’s most ambiguous masterpiece.
*****
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Don Carlo doesn't find his place in Madrid

Marcelo Puente (Don Carlo); Maria Agresta (Elisabetta) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Sir David McVicar's unassuming production fails to engage with the political side of Verdi's masterpiece, despite good conducting by Nicola Luisotti and some good singing by a solid cast. 
***11
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Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera: gripping and powerfully sung

Brett Polegato (Rodrigo), Leonardo Capalbo (Carlo) © Robert Workman
Verdi's most political of operas brilliantly highlights the juxtaposition of personal desires and political imperatives
****1
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An immersive auto-da-fé: Konwitschny's Don Carlos sizzles

Don Carlos at Staatsoper Hamburg © Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (2008)
From stylised 16th-century dress to a 1970s sitcom ballet, Konwitschny's Staatsoper staging is full of brilliantly inventive touches, splendidly realised in this excellently sung revival. 
*****
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