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. New Production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Approx running time 4 hours 45 minutes. Additional generous support from Peter Borender (Honorary Fellow), P:The Dalriada Trust (Honorary Fellow), P:Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet (Honorary Fellow), and Simon and Virginia Robertson (Honorary Benefactors)Performers Rolando Villazon (Don Carlo), Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabetta di Valois), Simon Keenlyside (Rodrigo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Phillip II), Sonia Ganassi (Princesse Eboli), Pumeza Matshikiza (Tebaldo), Nikola Matisic (Comte di Lerma), Jacques Imbrailo (Flemish Deputies), Krzysztof Szumanski (Flemish Deputies), Kostas Smoriginas (Flemish Deputies), Daniel Grice (Flemish Deputies), Darren Jeffery (Flemish Deputies), Vuyani Mlinde (Flemish Deputies), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquistor), Robert Lloyd (Monk), Anita Watson (Voice from Heaven).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Joseph Mery. Lyrics Camille du Locle. Corporate Sponsor Coutts. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Metropolitan Opera New York. Producer Den Norske Opera Oslo. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Mark Henderson.