Fine Arts

Liberalism, Power, and Politics in “Don Carlo”


This virtual conference explored the themes of liberty and responsibility in Verdi's opera, Don Carlo.


Conference Readings

Verdi - Don Carlo. Directed by John Dexter. Deutsche Grammophon: Italy, 2005. DVD.

“Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos.” Opera Today. (September 15, 2020).

“Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (English libretto).” (September 15, 2020).

Arblaster, Anthony. Viva la Libertà!: Politics in Opera. London: Verso, 1992.

Arouet, François-Marie. “Voltaire.” (9/14/2020).

Blockmans, W. P., “Alternatives to Monarchical Centralisation: The Great Tradition of Revolt in Flanders and Brabant.” In Republiken und Republikanismus im Europa der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Helmut G. Koenigsberger, Munich, Stiftung Historisches Kolleg, 145-154. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 1988.

Budden, Julian. Verdi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Le Maistre, M. Le Comte Joseph. Letters on the Spanish Inquisition: A Rare Work and the Best Which has ever Appeared on the Subject. Boston: Patrick Donahoe, Catholic Booksellers, 1843. (accessed ).

Madame de Staël. Germany; by the Baroness Staël Holstein in three volumes. London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1813. (accessed ).

Williams, Bernard. On Opera. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006.