- Andre Turp (Voice)
- Michele Vilma (Voice)
- Emile Belcourt (Tenor)
- Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
- Edith Tremblay (Soprano)
- Geoffrey Shovelton (Tenor)
- Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone)
- Robert Savoie (Baritone)
- Robert Lloyd (Voice)
- Joseph Rouleau (Bass)
Notes & Reviews:
With this release of 'Don Carlos,' generally acclaimed today as Verdi's noblest opera, Opera Rara completes its series of Verdi Originals - the five operas restored to their very first versions and given as concert performances by the BBC. Verdi's commission from the Paris Opera was for a five-act grand opera in the style of Meyerbeer or HalTvy. However, in his enthusiasm, Verdi composed an opera that was, even for French taste, too long. As rehearsals progressed, it became necessary to make cuts, some of them substantial. It's not hard to imagine Verdi's dismay at this point and after the first performance he left Paris, never having heard his opera as originally composed. The eliminated music remained unheard and was forgotten until David Rosen and Andrew Porter began reassembling the opera according to Verdi's original plan. Conceived by the BBC's Chief Producer for radio, Julian Budden and with a Francophone cast, the 1973 BBC "restored" 'Don Carlos' was a revelation.
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
- Performers: Edith Tremblay (Soprano); Geoffrey Shovelton (Tenor); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Robert Savoie (Baritone); Robert Lloyd (Voice); Joseph Rouleau (Bass); Andre Turp (Voice); Michele Vilma (Voice); Emile Belcourt (Tenor); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
- Conductor: John Matheson
- Notes: Composition written: 1884.
- Running Time: 164 min. 30 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1884