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Duration: 3 hours, 40 minutes

Antonio Pappano, artistic director of the Royal Opera, introduces Nicholas Hytner's production of Verdi's Don Carlo from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Based on Schiller's play, it tells the story of the conflicts in the life of Don Carlo, Prince of Spain after his betrothed Elizabeth of Valois is married to his father, Phillip II, as part of a peace treaty.

Rolando Villazon sings the title role and Marina Poplavskaya is Elizabeth. Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

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Fri 20 Nov 2009 20:00 BBC Four


Antonio Pappano
Don Carlos
Rolando Villazon
Elizabeth of Valois
Marina Poplavskaya
Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
Simon Keenlyside
Philip II
Ferrucio Furlanetto
Princess Eboli
Sonia Ganassi
Pumeza Matshikiza
Count of Lerma
Nikola Matisic
Flemish Deputy
Jacques Imbrailo
Flemish Deputy
Krzysztof Szumanski
Flemish Deputy
Kostas Smoriginas
Flemish Deputy
Daniel Grice
Flemish Deputy
Darren Jeffrey
Flemish Deputy
Vuyani Mlinde
Grand Inquisitor
Eric Halfvarson
Carlos V
Robert Lloyd
Voice from Heaven
Anita Watson
Priest Inquistor
Alexander D'Andrea
Robin Lough
Jonathan Haswell


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