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REVIEWS - 2010

Alastair Miles - Don Carlos

CD: Don Carlos


Miles is superb as the haunted Philip.

Andrew Clements, Guardian


Best of the principals are Alastair Miles's distinctive King Philip, John Tomlinson's terrifying Grand Inquisitor and Clive Bailey's Monk.

BBC Music Magazine


Alastair Miles's Philip II is a more fiery interpretation of the King than many others in recorded terms, and he really sings off the words and brings the character to theatrical life... the encounter with John Tomlinson's terrifyingly implacable and vocally imposing Grand Inquisitor is the highlight it should be... Taken as a whole this is an exciting issue, most remarkable for the compelling contributions of Alastair Miles and for Richard Farnes's refreshingly non-fussy and non-indulgent reading of the score.