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A grand Don Carlo returns to the Royal Opera

After nearly 12 years of absence, Don Carlo returned to the Royal Opera on Friday night with grandeur. An all star cast with Pappano at the helm ensuring the drama followed with the necessary intensity.


The geometric set gave sufficient hints to the locale of the plot. Period and sumptuous costume added visual richness. Simon Keenleyside's Posa was fantastic. Roberto Vilazon's Don Carlo gave a fine performance. Furlanetto's Philip II gave the character real development. All in all, it was a fantastic evening at the grand opera


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