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Don Carlo: Documentary

Investigations around Willy Decker's production. With Riccardo Chailly, Rolando Villazón and Violeta Urmana

Don Carlo: Documentary Investigations around Willy Decker's production. With Riccardo Chailly, Rolando Villazón and Violeta Urmana

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Verdi's tragic opera epitomizes human passions; according to Maestro Riccardo Chailly, it is "the darkest piece ever written."

In order to establish peace between France and the Spanish Empire, a royal wedding is planned between Don Carlo, Infant of Spain and Elisabetta di Valois, daughter of Henry II. They fall in love on their first meeting in the Fontainebleau forest. For political reasons, it is in fact Carlo's father Fillipe II, son of the Emperor Carlos V and king of Spain who will mary the French princess.

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  • Production date: 2004
  • Duration: 24 min
  • Production: © Opus Arte
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, ES

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