Verdi - Don Carlos (Highlights) / Domingo, Caballé, Verrett, Raimondi, Milnes / Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Giulini / EMI Audio CD 1989 Stereo / CDM 7 63089 2

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Verdi - Don Carlos (Highlights) / Domingo, Caballé, Verrett, Raimondi, Milnes / Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Giulini / EMI Audio CD 1989 Stereo / CDM 7 63089 2

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Don Carlos is a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French-language libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien (Don Carlos, Infante of Spain) by Friedrich Schiller. In addition, several incidents, of which the Forest of Fontainebleau scene and auto-da-fé were the most substantial, were borrowed from Eugène Cormon's 1846 play Philippe II, Roi d'Espagne. The opera is most often performed in Italian translation, usually under the title Don Carlo.

The opera's story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545–1568). Though he was betrothed to Elisabeth of Valois, part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551–59 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois demanded that she be married instead to his father Philip II of Spain. It was commissioned and produced by the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra (Paris Opera) and given its premiere at the Salle Le Peletier on 11 March 1867.

The first performance in Italian was given at Covent Garden in London in June 1867. The first performance in Italy was in Bologna in October 1867, also in Italian translation. After some revisions by Verdi, it was performed in Italian in Naples in November/December 1872. Verdi was also responsible for a short four-act "Milan version" in which the first act was removed and the ballet omitted (performed in Milan in January 1884 in Italian translation) but also apparently approved a five-act "Modena version" in which the first act was restored but the ballet still omitted (performed in Modena in December 1886, also in Italian translation). Around 1970, substantial passages of music cut before the premiere were discovered in Paris archives, giving rise to at least one additional version that can be ascribed to Verdi: the version he prepared for the Paris Opera in 1866, before any cuts were made. No other Verdi opera exists in so many authentic versions. At its full length (including the ballet and the cuts made before the first performance), it contains close to four hours of music and is Verdi's longest opera.


Label: EMI – CDM 7 63089 2
Series: Studio
CD, Compilation
Country: Europe
Genre: Classical
Style: Romantic, Opera




    Acte I  
1-2   Fontainebleau! Foresta Immensa E Solitaria!

Acte II

1-24   Io Vengo A Domandar Grazia
2-4   O Signor, Di Fiandra Arrivo
2-5   Quest'è La Pace Che Voi Date Al Mondo
2-6   Osò Lo Sguardo Tuo Penetrar Il Mio Soglio

Acte III

2-12   Ed Io, Che Tremava Al Suo Aspetto!

Acte IV

3-2   Ella Giammai M'amò!
3-9   Ah! Sii Maledetto, Sospetto Fatale
3-12   O Don Fatale
3-14   Per Me Giunto È Il Dì Supremo

Acte V

3-20   Tu Che Le Vanità



  • Baritone Vocals [Filippo II] Ruggero Raimondi
  • Baritone Vocals [Rodrigo] Sherrill Milnes
  • Bass Vocals [Il Grande Inquisitore] Giovanni Foiani
  • Chorus Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Composed By Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Engineer Christopher Parker
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Principessa Eboli] Shirley Verrett
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Tebaldo] Delia Wallis
  • Orchestra Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Producer Christopher Bishop
  • Producer [Assistant] Gwyn Morris
  • Soprano Vocals [Elisabetta Di Valois] Montserrat Caballé
  • Tenor Vocals [Don Carlos] Placido Domingo*y9wibo*_ga*MjA2NTIxMjE2MC4xNTkwNTEyNTMy*_ga_WS2VZYPC6G*MTY0MDc4NDQ2Mi4yMzguMS4xNjQwNzkzMjk2LjU4*y9wibo*_ga*MjA2NTIxMjE2MC4xNTkwNTEyNTMy*_ga_WS2VZYPC6G*MTY0MDc4NDQ2Mi4yMzguMS4xNjQwNzkzMjk2LjU4*y9wibo*_ga*MjA2NTIxMjE2MC4xNTkwNTEyNTMy*_ga_WS2VZYPC6G*MTY0MDc4NDQ2Mi4yMzguMS4xNjQwNzkzMjk2LjU4

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