ALAGNA, ROBERTO

Don Carlos

Blu-ray Disc / Blu-ray
3 Feb 2014

Barcode: 0825646347803

Composer: Guiseppe Verdi

Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Director           LUC BONDY
Conductor        ANTONIO PAPPANO

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 restored to five acts.

“…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

Recorded live at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in March 1996

Don Carlos, Infante of Spain             ROBERTO ALAGNA
Elisabeth de Valois                         KARITA MATTILA
Rodrigue, Marquis of Posa                 THOMAS HAMPSON
Philippe II, King of Spain                       JOSE VAN DAM
Princess Eboli                             WALTRAUD MEIER
The Grand Inquisitor                     ERIC HALFVARSON
A Monk / Charles V                         CSABA AIRIZER
Thibault, page to Elisabeth                 ANAT EFRATY
A Voice from Heaven                     DONNA BROWN
The Count of Lerma / A Royal Herald SCOT WEIR
Flemish Deputies                         LAURENT AUSTRY • PAUL GAY
                                                        ANDREW GOLDER • PAUL MEDIONI
                                                            JOEL MITCHELL • GUILLAUME PERAULT
The Countess of Aremberg                  MARIE-LOUISE BONDY
A Lady of the Court                         ARMELLE BERENGIER
A Lord of the Court                         JÉRÔME NICOLIN

Orchestre de Paris – Chœur du Théâtre du Châtelet
Chorus Master                             ANDREA GIORGI
REMASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPE
211 MINS • ALL REGIONS • NTSC 4:3
DOLBY DIGITAL 5.0 SURROUND & L-PCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO