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Based on a Schiller play, Don Carlos brings history to life with huge dramatic force. Verdi's largest most ambitious opera deals with the clash of personal and political motives at the court of Philip II of Spain, against a background of bitter religious and national conflicts. Supported through the generous gift from Dr David Speller and WNO's Don Carlos Syndicate. Approx running time 5 hours. Sung in French with English surtitles (+ Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno).Performers Nuccia Focile (Elisabeth de Valois - Sep 17/24/Nov 19-Dec 10), Sofia Mitropoulos (Oct 11-Nov 5), Guang Yang (Princesse Eboli), Paul Charles Clarke (Don Carlos), Tommi Hakala (Rodrigue), Andrea Silvestrelli (Philippe II), Daniel Sumegi (Grand Inquisitor), Matthew Rose (Monk), Elizabeth Atherton (Thibault), Luis Rodriguez (Comte de Lerme/Herald), Matthew Hargreaves (Flemish Duputies), Mark Evans (Flemish Duputies), Jonathan May (Flemish Duputies), Eddie Wade (Flemish Duputies), Owen Webb (Flemish Duputies).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Joseph Mery. Lyrics Camille du Locle. Corporate Sponsor Friends of WNO. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Director John Caird. Design Johan Engels. Lighting NIgel Levings. Costume Carl Friedrich Oberle. Choreographer Denni Sayers.
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