Notes & Reviews:
Verdi's Don Carlo was one of the few operas that Herbert von Karajan conducted time and again over several decades. In this live recording from the Vienna State Opera we hear Karajan's Don Carlo in the four-act version that he preferred. The glorious soprano Mirella Freni as Elisabetta and the youthful and impassioned tenor Jose Carreras as Don Carlo headline this dream cast. Live Recording, Vienna State Opera May 6, 1979.