February 13, 2014

Verdi: Don Carlos - Out 3rd February

Set in 16th-century France and Spain, Don Carlos tells of the political and amorous rivalry between King Philip II and his son, Don Carlos, over Elisabeth de Valois. Boasting an international cast in one of Verdi’s most popular operas, Luc Bondy’s moving production is the original French version.

Recorded live at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in March 1996 and re-mastered in high-definition from the original master tape

“…sheer splendour…” THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“…international opera close to its finest” THE TIMES

“The cast could hardly be bettered” THE GUARDIAN

“…it offers insights into Verdi’s grand opera drama which no other production I have seen has begun to match…Pappano conducts the Orchestre de Paris with thrilling éclat…” THE SUNDAY TIMES

Find out more about the opera here