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Don Carlo from the Royal Opera House

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.

3 hours, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Nov 2009 20:00


Role Contributor
ConductorAntonio Pappano
Don CarlosRolando Villazon
Elizabeth of ValoisMarina Poplavskaya
Rodrigo, Marquis of PosaSimon Keenlyside
Philip IIFerrucio Furlanetto
Princess EboliSonia Ganassi
TebaldoPumeza Matshikiza
Count of LermaNikola Matisic
Flemish DeputyJacques Imbrailo
Flemish DeputyKrzysztof Szumanski
Flemish DeputyKostas Smoriginas
Flemish DeputyDaniel Grice
Flemish DeputyDarren Jeffrey
Flemish DeputyVuyani Mlinde
Grand InquisitorEric Halfvarson
Carlos VRobert Lloyd
Voice from HeavenAnita Watson
Priest InquistorAlexander D'Andrea
DirectorRobin Lough
ProducerJonathan Haswell