A Timeless Staging
GIUSEPPE PENNISI visits Bologna
for a very political 'Don Carlo'
Don Carlo is one of Giuseppe Verdi's operas most often reviewed here in its three versions: the first Parisian version in five acts (lasting almost seven hours with intermissions and ballet), the 1884 La Scala version in four acts (lasting about four hours), and the 1886 Modena version in five acts — a reduction of the Paris version. Personally, I like the third and last version best, performed in 2015 in a magnificent production at the Salzburg Summer Festival. In Italy, the La Scala 1884 version is the most performed, for reasons of budget and duration...
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