Don Carlos discography

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This is a list of recordings of Don Carlos, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi known as Don Carlo in its Italian-language versions. Don Carlos premiered as a five-act French grand opera at the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra in Paris on 11 March 1867.

Audio recordings[edit]

1867 Original 5-act French version[edit]

Year Cast[1]
(Don Carlos,
Elisabeth,
Eboli,
Rodrigue,
King Philip II,
Grand Inquisitor)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Notes Label[2]
1973 André Turp,
Edith Tremblay,
Michelle Vilma,
Robert Savoie,
Joseph Rouleau,
Richard Van Allan
John Matheson,
BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers (original BBC broadcast)
Opera Rara
Cat. No. ORCV 305
1983/84 Placido Domingo,
Katia Ricciarelli,
Lucia Valentini Terrani,
Leo Nucci,
Ruggero Raimondi,
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado,
Orchestra della Scala,
La Scala Chorus
(original 1886 version) Deutsche Grammophon
Cat. Mo. CD DDD 0289 415 3162 9 GH 4
1996 Roberto Alagna,
Karita Mattila,
Waltraud Meier,
Thomas Hampson,
José van Dam,
Eric Halfvarson
Antonio Pappano,
Orchestre de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet Chorus
Live recording of performances at the Théâtre du Châtelet,10, 13, & 16 March.
EMI Classics
Cat. No. 56152

1884-plus translated and revised Italian version[edit]

Year Cast[1]
(Don Carlo,
Elisabeth,
Eboli,
Rodrigo,
King Philip II,
Grand Inquisitor)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Notes Label[2]
1948 Boris Greverus,
Irma Demuth,
Joanna Blatter,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Josef Greindl,
Josef Herrmann
Ferenc Fricsay,
Berlin State Opera
Live recording of a performance of 18 November.
German translation Myto
Cat. No.001.H038
1950 Jussi Björling,
Delia Rigal,
Fedora Barbieri,
Robert Merrill,
Cesare Siepi,
Jerome Hines
Fritz Stiedry,
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Live recording of a performance on November 11.
4 acts West Hill Radio Archives
Cat. No WHRA 6021
1951 Mirto Picchi,
Maria Caniglia,
Ebe Stignani,
Paolo Silveri,
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni,
Giulio Neri
Fernando Previtali,
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della RAI
4 acts Warner Fonit
Cat. No. 8573 82649-2
1954 Mario Filippeschi,
Antonietta Stella,
Elena Nicolai,
Tito Gobbi,
Boris Christoff,
Giulio Neri
Gabriele Santini,
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra, Rome Opera Chorus
4 acts EMI Classics
Cat. No. 64642
1955 Richard Tucker,
Eleanor Steber,
Blanche Thebom,
Ettore Bastianini,
Jerome Hines,
Nicola Moscona
Kurt Adler,
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Live recording of a performance on 4 March.
Myto
Cat. No. 946.116
1956 Angelo LoForese,
Anita Cerquetti,
Fedora Barbieri,
Ettore Bastianini,
Cesare Siepi,
Giulio Neri
Antonio Votto,
Coro e Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Live recording of a performance on June 16.
Melodram
Cat. No. CDM 370104.
1958 Eugenio Fernandi,
Sena Jurinac,
Giulietta Simionato,
Ettore Bastianini,
Cesare Siepi,
Marco Stefanoni
Herbert von Karajan,
Orchester und Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Live recording of a performance at the Salzburg Festival, 26 July.
4 acts Deutsche Grammophon
Cat. No. 447655
1958 Jon Vickers,
Gré Brouwenstijn,
Fedora Barbieri,
Tito Gobbi,
Boris Christoff,
Michael Langdon
Carlo Maria Giulini,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
Live recording of a performance on 12 May.
5 acts
(1886 5-act "Modena version")[3]
Royal Opera House Heritage series
Cat. No. ROHS 003
1965 Carlo Bergonzi,
Renata Tebaldi,
Grace Bumbry,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Martti Talvela
Georg Solti,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
5 acts:
(1886 unabridged version)
Decca
Cat. No. 421114
1970 Plácido Domingo,
Montserrat Caballé,
Shirley Verrett,
Sherrill Milnes,
Ruggero Raimondi,
Giovanni Foiani
Carlo Maria Giulini,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
5 acts:
(1886 unabridged version)[4]
EMI Classics
Cat. No. 67397
1978 José Carreras,
Mirella Freni,
Agnes Baltsa,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Ruggero Raimondi
Herbert von Karajan,
Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
4 acts EMI Classics
Cat. No. 6930
1984 Plácido Domingo,
Katia Ricciarelli,
Lucia Valentini Terrani,
Leo Nucci,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Ruggero Raimondi
Claudio Abbado
Coro e Orchestra Teatro alla Scala
5 acts:
(1886 unabridged version), sung in the original French text
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat. No. 415316
1992 Luciano Pavarotti,
Daniela Dessì,
Luciana d'Intino,
Paolo Coni,
Samuel Ramey,
Alexander Anisimov
Riccardo Muti,
Coro e Orchestra Teatro alla Scala
Live recording of a performance in December.
4 acts EMI Classics
Cat. No. 58631
1997 Richard Margison,
Galina Gorchakova,
Olga Borodina,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky,
Roberto Scandiuzzi,
Robert Lloyd
Bernard Haitink,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
5 Acts:
(1886 unabridged version)
Philips

Video recordings[edit]

1867 original 5-act French version[edit]

Year Cast
(Don Carlos,
Elisabeth,
Eboli,
Rodrigue,
King Philip II,
Grand Inquisitor)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Notes Label[2]
1996 Roberto Alagna,
Karita Mattila,
Waltraud Meier,
Thomas Hampson,
José van Dam,
Eric Halfvarson
Antonio Pappano,
Théâtre du Châtelet Orchestra and Chorus
DVD: Kultur Video
Cat. No. D 2031

1884-plus translated and revised Italian version[edit]

Year Cast
(Don Carlo,
Elisabeth,
Eboli,
Rodrigo,
King Philip II,
Grand Inquisitor)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Notes Label[2]
1965 James King,
Pilar Lorengar,
Patricia Johnson,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Josef Greindl,
Martti Talvela
Wolfgang Sawallisch,
Deutsche Oper Orchestra and Chorus
4-Act version with many cuts, sung in German. DVD: Arthaus Musik, catalog number 101 621
1980 Vasile Moldoveanu,
Renata Scotto,
Tatiana Troyanos,
Sherrill Milnes,
Paul Plishka,
Jerome Hines
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(production by John Dexter)
Unabridged 5-act version, telecast on 21 February[5] in 3 acts with extended scenes DVD: The Metropolitan Opera
Cat. No. 811357013311[6]
1983 Plácido Domingo,
Mirella Freni,
Grace Bumbry,
Louis Quilico,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Ferruccio Furlanetto
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(production by John Dexter)
Unabridged 5-act version, telecast on 26 March[7] in only 3 acts with extended scenes[8] DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat. No. 00440 073 4085
1986 José Carreras,
Fiamma Izzo D'Amico,
Agnes Baltsa,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Ferruccio Furlanetto,
Matti Salminen
Herbert von Karajan, Salzburg Festival, Berlin Philharmonic 4 acts DVD: Sony Classical
Cat. No. 88697296019
1992 Luciano Pavarotti,
Daniela Dessì,
Luciana D'Intino,
Paolo Coni,
Samuel Ramey,
Alexander Anisimov
Riccardo Muti,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
4 acts DVD: EMI Classics
Cat. No. 358631-2
2008 Rolando Villazón,
Marina Poplavskaya,
Sonia Ganassi,
Simon Keenlyside,
Ferruccio Furlanetto,
Eric Halfvarson
Antonio Pappano,
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Nicholas Hytner, stage director;
1886 version in 5 acts;
recorded live on 14 and 17 June and 3 July
DVD: EMI Classics
Cat. No. 50999 6 31609 9 4
2013 Jonas Kaufmann,
Anja Harteros,
Ekaterina Semenchuk,
Thomas Hampson,
Matti Salminen,
Eric Halfvarson
Antonio Pappano, Salzburg Festival, Wiener Philharmoniker 1886 version in 5 acts DVD: Sony Classical
Cat. No. 88843005769

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Role names as appearing on the Kultur DVD
  2. ^ a b c d Recordings on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  3. ^ Royal Opera House, London, Covent Garden Books: Opera 12, pub. 1960, plus appearing in program books of all subsequent revivals of the 1958 production
  4. ^ Andrew Porter, Don Carlo, in the 1971 booklet with the recording
  5. ^ Met telecast of 21 February 1980 at the Met Opera Archive.
  6. ^ Recording details taken from the 2010 Met DVD of the February 1980 telecast, from the DVD collection "James Levine Celebrating 40 Years at the Met"
  7. ^ Met telecast of 26 March 1983 at the Met Opera Archive.
  8. ^ Details of 1984 The Met 3 act and synopsis
Sources