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Church and State 

The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.

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Eric Halfvarson (The Grand Inquisitor) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Filippo) in Nicholas Hytner's staging of Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
© Catherine Ashmore 2010 
"I would like a little scene between Filippo and the Inquisitor," wrote Giuseppe Verdi to Émile Perrin, head of the Paris Opera, in July 1865. Perrin had been wooing Verdi to commit to writing a new o...

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