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08 Oct 2005

Don Carlo at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse,1-0@2-3246,36-697344@51-627783,0.html

dessi_small.jpgUn "Don Carlo" de luxe qui oscille entre réalisme et expressionnisme
[Le Monde, 8 October 2005]

Voilà une belle soirée pour les amateurs d'opéra ! Le Don Carlo de Verdi donné en ouverture de la nouvelle saison du Capitole possède tous les ingrédients requis : un véritable drame musical (d'après Schiller), une mise en scène claire et rationnelle, des chanteurs qui ont des voix et de la présence. De plus, cette nouvelle production parvient trois heures durant à maintenir une tension qui ne cesse de gagner en puissance dramatique et en intensité d'émotion, jusqu'au dénouement brutal. Voilà aussi une belle soirée pour les amateurs de théâtre.

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