My discs of Don Carlos have come! This morning, we listened to the first disc of the Opera Rara re-issue of the BBC recording. The sound quality is not superb, because the acoustic of the original recording does leave something to be desired. But the singers all give the piece a wonderful French feel, it certainly does not sound like standard mainstream European Italian Verdi, which is a good thing. More anon. when I've listened to the whole set properly.