Why Is Don Carlo a Must-See? (part II)
In the previous article, I discussed how the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opera in Paris invited VERDI to write Don Carlo, which was based on Friedrich SCHILLER's opera by the same name about a historical incident in the Spanish court. The most common of VERDI's versions are the five-act French one and the four-act Italian one. But to really understand VERDI's wholehearted effort and the true appeal of the opera, we must understand the format of the piece—the celebrated genre of grand opera.
Why Is Don Carlo a Must-See? (part I)
"If I had to choose only one of VERDI's operas to be preserved, it would be Don Carlo."
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