Don Carlos - live from Paris Opera on 19 October 2017
Opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi Staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski Musical direction by Philippe Jordan Live broadcast in Cinema and on Arte - Oct.19th
Philippe Jordan - Don Carlos © Jean-François Leclercq-OnP
If there ever existed an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders.
Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867. Echoing this historic version, the Paris Opera will be scheduling the five-act version of Don Carlo in Italian in 2019.
Opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Joseph Méry, Camille du Locle
Staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski
Musical direction by Philippe Jordan
Live broadcast in Cinema and on Arte on October 19th 2017
Original title Don Carlos
Recording location Opéra national de Paris - Bastille
Recording date 16 and 19 October 2017
Production year 2017
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company Opéra national de Paris, Arte France
Producer Antoine Perset
Producer Denis Morlière
Producer Laurent Métivier
Director Stéphane Metge
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Paris Opera Orchestra
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Choir Paris Opera Chorus
Chorus Master José Luis Basso
Stage Director Krzysztof Warlikowski
Libretto Joseph Méry, Camille du Locle
Original Text Friedrich Schiller "Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien"
Sets Małgorzata Szczesniak
Soloist Ildar Abdrazakov
Soloist Jonas Kaufmann
Soloist Ludovic Tézier
Soloist Dmitry Belosselskiy
Soloist Sonya Yoncheva
Soloist Elina Garanca
Soloist Eve-Maud Hubeaux
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