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Verdi: Don Carlos / Domingo, Caballe, Giulini

Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 66850   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero RaimondiMontserrat CaballéDelia WallisShirley Verrett,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Ryland Davies (Tenor),
John Noble (Baritone), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Simon Estes (Bass),
Maria-Rosa Del Campo (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Notes: Version: 1886 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A great recording December 30, 2011 By Brian Lowery (Kearneysville, WV) See All My Reviews "The best feature is first act, Fontainebleau, making this recording the five act, Italian version. Many good recordings leave out this act, and in doing so they change the opera. It is important to see (and hear) Carlo and Elisabetta as young lovers, and flash backs in the four act versions, just don't do it. You also hear the leitmotifs reflecting that love that are used in latter acts. Again without the first act, the same leitmotifs in a four act version don't have any reference. Placido Domingo gives a great performance and Montserrat Cabballe is in fine voice, but she sounds mature during the whole opera. Missing is the youth in her voice in the Fountainebleau scene. What makes this opera so special is that all the major characters change as the story progresses. Shirley Verrett and Sherril Milnes are excellent in their supportive roles. Ruggero Raimondi does a fine job as Phillip, too. The chorus is great, and the stereo sound is the best, particularly in the big ensemble scenes. I think the stereo really helps make this one of the best Don Carlos, and you won't be disappointed." Report Abuse
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