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Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
Movies | Film
Date:02/24 Sunday - 02/26 Tuesday Sun: 12:15pm Tues: 7pm
"Don Carlo" is possibly the most intense, nuanced, rich, and masterful work of the mature Giuseppe Verdi. The version presented here is the 1884 four-act version that Verdi reduced and changed into Italian from the original 1867 five-act version in French. The story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, King of Asturias, after his betrothed Elsabeth of Valois married his father, Phillip II of Spain, as part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551-1559 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois.