26th June

Concert will begin at 17:04 hours GMT

Historic recording: Verdi's 'Don Carlos' with Sergi, Ghiuselev, Beresford and Aarden from Amsterdam

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Verdi's 'Don Carlos' is a five-act grand opera composed to a French-language libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien. The opera's story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545–1568). Though he was betrothed to Elisabeth of Valois, part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551–59 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois demanded that she be married instead to his father Philip II of Spain. Performers:

Philip II: Nicola Ghiuselev.
Don Carlos: Arturo Sergi.
Posa: Hugh Beresford.
Elisabeth: Gré van Swol-Brouwenstijn.
Eboli: Mimi Aarden.
Great Inquisitor: Guus Hoekman.
Monk: Marco Bakker.
Tebaldo/Marquise: Nelly Morpurgo.
Voice of Heaven: Cristina Deutekom.
Count of Lerma: Simon van Trirum.
Deputies: Marco Bakker.

Opera de Bologna Choir. Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Hatink.

Recorded in 1966.


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