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. Sung in Italian with English surtitlesPerformers Bryan Hymel (Don Carlo), Ludovic Tezier (Rodrigo Marquis of Posa), Krassimira Stoyanova (Elizabeth of Valois), Ildar Abdrazakov (King Philip II), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Princess Eboli), Paata Burchuladze (Grand Inquisitor), Andrea Mastroni (Frate), Francesca Chiejina (Voice of Heaven), Emily Edmonds (Tebaldo), David Junghoon Kim (Count of Lerma), James Cleverton (Flemish Deputy), Gyula Nagy (Flemish Deputy), Simon Shibambu (Flemish Deputy), David Shipley (Flemish Deputy), Yuriy Yurchuk (Flemish Deputy).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Joseph Mery. Lyrics Camille du Locle. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Bertrand de Billy. Director Nicholas Hytner.