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Verdi’s magnificent Don Carlo opened the State Theatre in 1984.
Director – John Copley
Set Designer – John Stoddart

Costume Designer- Kristian Fredriksen.

Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in English

Conductor Richard Divall – 1984

Orchestra – Victoria State Opera Orchestra

Chorus – Victoria State Opera Chorus

Don Carlo – Kenneth Collins

Filippo II – Arend Baumann

Rodrigo – Malcolm Donnelly

Il Grande Inquisitore – Noel Mangin

Elisabetta di Valois – Joan Carden

La principessa Eboli – Rachel Gettler

Celestial voice – Christine Ferraro

Recording of live performance August 1984 is available commercially from:


3 CDs Celestial Audio CA 036

Their catalogue is immense with many gems from the AO in the 70s.

Soprano, Victoria Watson