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Verdi: Don Carlo / Karajan, Carreras, Freni, Ghiaurov, Et Al

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 69304   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José CarrerasMirella FreniNicolai GhiaurovAgnes Baltsa,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Horst Nitsche (Tenor), Manfred Röhrl (Bass),
Roberto Banuelas (Bass), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Klaus Lang (Bass),
Ivan Sardi (Bass), Josef Becker (Bass), Walton Grönroos (Bass),
José van Dam (Bass), Carlo Meletti (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 181 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (03/11/1867).
Composition revised: Naples, Italy (1872).
Composition revised: La Scala Opera House, Milan, Italy (01/10/1884). 

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 A must for Carreras fans December 30, 2011 By Brian Lowery (Kearneysville, WV) See All My Reviews "This is a good recording, but it is the four act version and missing is the opening Fountainebleu scene. Carreras steals the show and his ardent tenor makes you feel for Carlo. At the same time his heroic voice makes Carlo a more admirable character. Other performances leave the main character more to be pitied than admired. Again, I can't recommend this enough for Carreras fans. The rest of characters are done well by an outstanding cast, but the orchestration by Herbert Von Karajan just missed the mark for me. It was good, but just didn't sizzle as Verdi intended." Report Abuse
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