- Alastair Miles (Bass)
- Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
- Dan Dumitrescu (Bass)
- Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano)
- Cornelia Salje (Soprano)
- Benedikt Kobel (Tenor)
- Simon Yang (Bass)
- Iano Tamar (Soprano)
- Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
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 fit 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 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.
"a soberly impressive non-Francophone cast - its outstanding members the lyrically graceful, open-hearted Ramón Vargas and leanly expressive Alastair Miles as warring son-prince and father-king, and Najda Michael's attractive, exciting Eboli - and wonderfully delivered by the orchestra and chorus" -BBC Music***Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 247 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
- Performers: Alastair Miles (Bass); Boje Skovhus (Baritone); Dan Dumitrescu (Bass); Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano); Cornelia Salje (Soprano); Benedikt Kobel (Tenor); Ramón Vargas (Tenor); Simon Yang (Bass); Iano Tamar (Soprano)
- Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
- Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta