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Verdi – Don Carlos

April 11th, 2011 by Miles Labat on Miles Labat's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I enjoyed this piece. I always feel bad for only listening to the assignment because, in this case, I only listened to Act IV out of this grand opera of five acts. According to sources, this piece is based on the conflicts of Carlos, who was the Prince of Asturias. Though, again, I haven’t listened [...]

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Verdi, Don Carlos Act IV

by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The cello solo in the prelude to Act IV in Verdi’s longest opera, Don Carlos, is absolutely beautiful. Its somber and dark nature foreshadow the apparent darkness in the rest of the prelude and throughout Act IV. After the cello solo, the strings have an almost-consequent phrase/response to the cello solo, who then returns after [...]

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Verdi’s Don Carlos, Act IV

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

Don Carlos is Verdi’s lengthiest opera (full-length running time of approx. 4 hours) and is the only one of his operas made into a number of versions. It is a five-act opera based on the play “Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien” by playwright Friedrich Schiller. The plot is based on the life of Carlos, the [...]

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Verdi’s Don Carlos

by C. Shota Horikawa on Christopher Horikawa's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The orchestral parts in Don Carlos is light in texture as in all of Verdi’s operas, but never feels lacking or too thin to set the mood of the scene. Verdi has a very neat way of being able to utilize the orchestra to the perfect maximum needed in order to support the vocals without [...]

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