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Don Carlo (1992)

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Filippo II
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Don Carlo
Paolo Coni ...
Rodrigo
Alexander Anisimov ...
Il grande inquisitore
Antonio Silvestrelli ...
Un frate
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Elisabetta di Valois
Luciana D'Intino ...
La Principessa Eboli
Marilena Laurenza ...
Tebaldo
Nuccia Focile ...
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One major Role Not Appropriately Done
19 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

My only complaint about one of the performances in this production,nevertheless,involves a short but major character.The Grand Inquisitor is described in the libretto as"...90 years old,and blind."He symbolizes a church which is ancient,tyrannical,physically feeble yet commanding and mentally strong.His blindness is both symbolic(spiritually)and ironic(political-although physically blind,he DOES possess greater insight and political vision than any other character in the opera.)Anisimov make-up makes him look like a 50 year old,bearded cherub.And his eyes as wide open as those of an owl.Otherwise,this is a first-rate production,all the way around.


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