I was looking for my little stash of those tiny bulbs you have on old fashioned strings of Christmas lights, you know what I mean – and instead I found, of all things, the ticket of my first Don Carlo. Continue reading
Let us begin with the frontispiece of the first published version in Der Teutschen Merkur, in 1787.
About the same time, here is an illustration by Wilhelm von Kaulbach:
And the opera? Here a 1963 production at La Scala, in Milan, with Leyla Gencer as Elisabeth:
And the great Boris Christoff as King Philip: