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Don Carlo DVD wins Gramophone Award

The release of the highlight of the 2007/8 season scoops award in the DVD Performance category.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

7 October 2011 at 3.44pm | 2 Comments

Acclaimed by Gramophone Magazine as showcasing "A great night at the house", the DVD of Verdi's Don Carlo won in the DVD Performance category at this year's Gramophone awards.

Nicholas Hyntner's production was acclaimed by the press on stage and this home release reveals the same high standards in the transition.

Gramophone praised the DVD release for avoiding the potential difficulties of the piece: "Don Carlo is notoriously hard to get right...even the end is tricky – where Carlo gets dragged off by a mysterious monk (but is it his grandfather? A ghost? Or just a monk?)".

Reviewer the late John Steane felt that the DVD even improved upon his impressions of the production on stage.

Other winners included Dame Janet Baker who won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Don Carlo conductor Antonio Pappano who triumphed on three occasions, also winning in the Editor's Choice category for his recording of Rossini's Stabat Mater for EMI Classics and for his part in Jonas Kaufmann's effort in the Recital category.

Read the full Gramophone review

See the full list of winners at the 2011 Gramophone Awards

Purchase the DVD

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

7 October 2011 at 3.44pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged award, Don Carlo, DVD, Gramophone, Hyntner, verdi

This article has 2 comments

  1. Dmitry Drozdov responded on 7 October 2011 at 5:36pm Reply

    My congratulations to the cast, to Maestro Pappano and to Marina Poplavskaya! Well done and I am sure we will hear more such news in the nearest future! :)

  2. Hey, this is great news!

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