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Don carlos

Opéra Bastille - from 10 October to 11 November 2017

Don carlos

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Opera Giuseppe Verdi

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Opéra Bastille - from 10 October to 11 November 2017

4h40 with 2 intervals

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 10 October 2017

Disponibilités limitées sur les représentations du 10 au 28 octobre


In few words:

If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders. Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867. Echoing this historic version, the Paris Opera will be scheduling the five-act version of Don Carlo in Italian in 2019.


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Audio clips

Podcast | Don Carlos - Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlos - « Un Souffle Ardent » (Ludovic Tézier)

Don Carlos - « Dieu Tu Semas Dans Nos Âmes » (Jonas Kaufmann et Ludovic Tézier)

Don Carlos - « Adieu Reine » (Elīna Garanča)

Media coverage

  • Une production d'exception qui réunit sur son plateau la crème des chanteurs avec Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Ildar Abdrazakov et Ludovic Tezier pour ne citer qu'eux

    Fabienne Arvers et Patrick Sourd, Les Inrockuptibles
  • C'est l'événement lyrique de la rentrée

  • Dès demain, le chef d’orchestre dirige, à la Bastille, une constellation de stars lyriques dans une production très attendue du Don Carlos de Verdi.

    La Croix, Emmanuelle Giuliani

About the work


  • Exclusive timepiece of the Paris Opera

  • With the support of AROP

  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts

  • With the exceptional support of Mr. Étienne Binant, Maître Bernard, Duc CBE and Mrs Domitille Duc, Mr. Sébastien Grandin

Media and technical partners

  • Coproducer

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  • TV broadcaster

  • Distributor cinema

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