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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

VeniceVerdi's Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Myung-whun Chung; Robert Carsen; Teatro La Fenice; Radu Boruzescu; Petra Reinhardt; Alex Esposito; Piero Pretti

HamburgDiana Damrau: Royal Affairs

Verdi, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Bellini
NDR Radiophilharmonie; Ivan Repušić; Diana Damrau; Nicolas Testé

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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Konwitschny’s controversial Don Carlos a must-see in Vienna

Malin Byström (Elisabeth de Valois) and Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlos) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
A five-hour operatic marathon as the full, five-act French version of Verdi's epic Don Carlos returns to the Staatsoper after a seven-year hiatus. 
*****
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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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