Herbert von Karajan conducts Verdi's Don Carlos

Günther Schneider-Siemssen (set designer), Herbert von Karajan (conductor) – With Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiamma Izzo d'Amico, José Carreras...

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Günther Schneider-Siemssen — Set designer
Georges Wakhévitch — Costumes
Ferruccio Furlanetto — Philipp II, King of Spain
Fiamma Izzo d'Amico — Elizabeth of Valois
José Carreras — Don Carlos, Infante of Spain
Agnes Baltsa — The Princess Eboli
Piero Cappuccilli — Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
Matti Salminen — The Grand Inquisitor
Franco de Grandis — A Monk (Emperor Charles V)
Antonella Bandelli — Tybalt and Voice from on High
Horst Nitsche — The Count of Lerma
Katharina Schuchter — Countess Aremberg
Volker Horn — A Royal Herald
Chor der Nationaloper Sofia
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Salzburger Konzertchor

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Considered one of Verdi’s most challenging works, Don Carlos gets the royal treatment in this production at the Salzburg Festival directed by Herbert von Karajan. Verdi's opera demands soloists of incredible technical ability who are also capable of communicating their character’s struggles with exceptional expressiveness. Inspired by Schiller’s eponymous historical tragedy, Don Carlos explores the conflicts between 16th-century European society and the heavy-handed political influence of the Catholic Church, as well as the roles of liberty and religion in the life of modern man.

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Directed by:
Ernst Wild,
Gela-Marina Runne,
Venue: Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg, Austria)
Production date: 1991
Recording date: 1986
Duration: 2 h 58 min
Production: © Telemondial in co-production with ORF and ZDF
Resolution: Full HD