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Don Carlo

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  • Myung Whun Chung ph Brescia e Amisano 531036MBDG
  • Peter Stein ph Brescia e Amisano 514005MBDG Peter Stein
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 17 January to 12 February 2017
Giuseppe Verdi

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Salzburg Festival Production

Running Time: 05 hours intermissions included

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Staging Peter Stein
Sets Ferdinand Woegerbauer
Costumes Anna Maria Heinreich
Lights Joachim Barth

CAST

Elisabetta di Valois

Krassimira Stoyanova

La principessa di Eboli Ekaterina Semenchuk
Beatrice Uria-Monzon (22 January)
Don Carlo  Francesco Meli
Rodrigo  Simone Piazzola
Filippo II

Ferruccio Furlanetto
Michele Pertusi (26 January)

Ildar Abdrazakov (29 January)

Il Grande Inquisitore

Eric Halfvarson (17, 22, 26, 29 January, 1, 4, 12 February)

Mika Kares (8 February)

A monk Martin Summer*
A Voice from Heaven Céline Mellon*
Six Flemish envoys Gustavo Castillo*
Rocco Cavalluzzi*
Dongho Kim*
Victor Sporyshev*
Chen Lingjie**
Paolo Ingrasciotta*
The Count of Lerma/a Spanish delegate to France Azer Zada*
Thibault Theresa Zisser

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

**Student of Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi"

 

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

In 1977, Claudio Abbado presented Verdi’s Don Carlo in the version in Italian with five acts. The opera, created in five acts in Paris in 1867, made its debut at La Scala in this form the following year; Verdi also reduced it to four acts in 1884 for La Scala, only to return to the extended version in Bologna in 1886. At La Scala before Abbado, this version was also chosen by Arturo Toscanini, Antonino Votto and Gabriele Santini; since this last, nobody. Now, after 40 years, the version with the “Fontainebleau Act” returns to the Piermarini stage with one of the greatest living conductors of Verdi of our time, Myung-Whun Chung, and Peter Stein’s action-focussed directing. A historic fresco and a personal drama, Don Carlo requires six outstanding soloists: singing together at La Scala with the legendary Ferruccio Furlanetto in the role of Filippo will be the magnificent female couple of Krassimira Stoyanova and Ekaterina Semenchuk, and the young, generous voices of Francesco Meli (by now, the go-to tenor for Verdi), Simone Piazzola and Orlin Anastassov.