Verdi - Don Carlo (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: 57776
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma
Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Verdi radically revised the score in 1883, using an Italian libretto and reducing the opera from five acts to four. The popularity of Don Carlo has grown unremittingly ever since, with today's critics almost unanimously recognising it as one of Verdi’s greatest masterpieces, an opera that continues to reveal new gems.
Daniel Oren is fully in control on the podium, ensuring unanimity between orchestra and singers. The Maestro softens the dark tones of the score, which are well reflected in the visuals, choosing instead to emphasise the various changes of mood.
- Philip II, the King of Spain: Michele Pertusi
- Don Carlo, Infante of Spain: José Bros
- Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa: Vladimir Stoyanov
- The Grand Inquisitor: Ievgen Orlov
- A monk: Simon Lim
- Elisabeth de Valois: Serena Farnocchia
- Princess Eboli: Marianne Cornetti
- Tebaldo, page to Elisabeth: Lavinia Bini
- The Count of Lerma / Royal herald: Gregory Bonfatti
- A voice from Heaven: Marina Bucciarelli
Director: Cesare Lievi
Sets and Costumes: Maurizio Balň
Light Designer: Andrea Borelli
Picture Format / Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9 Audio
Sound Format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
Subtitles: Ita, Eng, Fre, Ger, Jap, Kor
Region code: 0 – All regions
Recording date & place: October 2016 – Teatro Regio di Parma, Italy
Duration: 182 min.
Notes: Italian / English
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