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New Philharmonia Orchestra
Majestic and Irresistible: "The Leopard" in action in Mozart, de Falla and Verdi.
The death of Carlo Maria Giulini, at ninety-one years old in 2005, marked the end of the golden age of conducting: that of the great dominating and charismatic figures. Among these, Giulini was like a leopard, because of his aristocratic presence and his ties with Luchino Visconti, the director of The Leopard drawn from the novel of the same name by Lampedusa. They produced together Verdi's Don Carlos at Covent Garden in London.