Don Carlos - Opera - Season 17/18 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Don Carlos

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille - from 10 October to 11 November 2017

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Don Carlos

Opéra Bastille - from 10 October to 11 November 2017

Don Carlos

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

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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Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Audio clips

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)

About the work

Media coverage

  • Elina Garança? Une Eboli idéale par l'alliance d'un style aristocratique, d'une technique parfaite et d'une tessiture égale sur toute l'étendue. La direction de Philippe Jordan oublie toute référence italienne, pour ce véritable opéra français qu'est la version originale du Don Carlos en cinq actes, la plus belle, enfin revenue au répertoire de l'Opéra de Paris

    Le Figaro, Christian Merlin
  • C'est l'événement lyrique de la rentrée

  • Le Don Carlos de Verdi représenté à l'Opéra Bastille à partir du 10 octobre est un événement mondial, réunissant les plus grands interprètes de chaque tessiture, dans une version en français d'un chef-d’oeuvre du grand Verdi, avec la mise en scène d'un génie fou.

    Olyrix , Charles Aden


  • 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

  • Coproducer and broadcaster

  • TV broadcaster

  • Distributor cinema

  • Radio broadcaster

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