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See Maestro de Billy lead an international cast in Giuseppe Verdi's master piece Don Carlo at the Royal Opera Houe in London. Buy your tickets here!
Don Carlos falls in love with Elizabeth de Valois, daughter of Henry II of France, but find out that his father, King Philip II of Spain, intends to marry her himself to se-cure a peace treaty. Politics and religion are dangerously intertwined, and is Don Carlos able to give up his love for the good of the state?
Based on a 1787 play by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlo was first per-formed at the Paris Opéra in 1867. Verdi made extensive revisions to the opera over the following 20 years. This production by Nicholas Hytner follows the five-act 1882 version – Verdi’s final thoughts on the work. Don Carlo contains a host of vividly drawn characters, depicted through some of Verdi’s most complex music. The chilling Grand Inquisitor im-poses his will in thunderous, dark-toned music, while the revolutionary Marquis of Posa sings a stirring duet with Don Carlos in praise of free-dom. And in Eboli and Elizabeth, Verdi created two of his most sympa-thetic heroines. The Royal Opera’s staging provides a powerful backdrop, and conjures up the Renaissance splendour of 16th-century France and Spain.
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4 hours 30 minutes (Two intervals)