Verdi's Don Carlo

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Nicholas Hytner's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo, which made its debut in 2010, returns, this time featuring the Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas singing the title role.

Verdi's five-act opera is set in the mid-1500s, at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. It tells the story of Carlo, heir to the throne, whose beloved Elisabeth (Barbara Frittoli), the daughter of King Henry II, marries Carlos father, King Phillip II (Ferruccio Furlanetto), in order to help cement a peace treaty between France and Spain.

Lorin Maazel conducts.

Cast:

Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Elisabeth de Valois: Barbara Frittoli
Eboli: Anna Smirnova
Don Carlo: Ramón Vargas
Rodrigo: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Philip II: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Grand Inquisitor: Eric Halfvarson