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Verdi: Don Carlos / Vargas, Tamar, Skovhus, De Billy

Verdi / Tamar / De Billy / Konwitschny
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107187  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon YangCornelia SaljeBenedikt KobelDan Paul Dumitrescu,   ... 
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Giuseppe Verdi
(unabridged original version, 1867)

Arthaus presents the world première of the unabridged version of Don Carlos at the Vienna State Opera, in a staging by the worldrenowned German director Peter Konwitschny. This staging in its unabridged version remains true to Giuseppe Verdi’s originally vision of his grand opera, when it was premiered in Paris in 1867. However, during the rehearsals it soon became clear that Don Carlos would not fi t within the convention of duration, and Verdi was forced, against his will, to make cuts. Over the next 20 years, he would repeatedly turn out new versions of the opera, none of which ultimately left him satisfied. Therefore it was not until
Read more October 2004 that his original work – without cuts and sung in the original French - received its world première, now available for home viewing on DVD. Led by French conductor Bertrand de Billy the singers were hailed by audience and critics. The international cast were all renowned soloists on the world’s opera stages and also long-term stalwarts of the Vienna Opera.

Philippe II – Alastair Miles
Don Carlos – Ramón Vargas
Rodrigue – Bo Skovhus
Le Grand Inquisiteur – Simon Yang
Un moine – Dan Paul Dumitrescu
Elisabeth de Valois –Iano Tamar
La princesse Eboli – Nadja Michael
Thibault – Cornelia Salje
Le comte de Lerme – Benedikt Kobel

Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera
Bertrand de Billy, conductor

Peter Konwitschny, stage director

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera, October 2004

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 247 min
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon Yang (Bass), Cornelia Salje (Soprano), Benedikt Kobel (Tenor),
Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Bass), Bo Skovhus (Baritone), Ramón Vargas (Tenor),
Alastair Miles (Bass), Iano Tamar (Soprano), Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Date of Recording: 10/2004 
Venue:  Vienna State Opera 

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