Alexey Bogdanchikov, Russia, concert two
Baritone Alexey Bogdanchikov from Russia sings Son io, mio Carlo… Carlo, ascolta…Io morrò (Don Carlo) by Verdi from BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, concert two.
About the music: Rodrigo, Carlo's great friend, has been shot by an Inquisition assassin while visiting Carlo in prison. As he lies dying, he tells Carlo that his beloved Elisabeth will wait for him outside the convent of San Yuste the next day. He dies, happy in the knowledge that Carlo will continue the fight for liberty.