Don carlos

Giuseppe Verdi

Opéra Bastille - from 10 October to 11 November 2017

Photo © Ben Zank

Limited availability for performances between 10 and 28 October

Don Carlos

Opera in five acts

Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto
Joseph Méry
Camille du Locle

After Friedrich Schiller , Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien

In French

Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Krzysztof Warlikowski
Philippe II
Ildar Abdrazakov
Don Carlos
Jonas Kaufmann
Pavel Černoch
Rodrigue
Ludovic Tézier
Le grand inquisiteur
Dmitry Belosselskiy
Élisabeth de Valois
Sonya Yoncheva
Hibla Gerzmava
La princesse Eboli
Elīna Garanča
Ekaterina Gubanova
Thibault
Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Députés flamands
Tiago Matos
Michal Partyka
Mikhail Timoshenko
Tomasz Kumiega
Andrei Filonczyk
Daniel Giulianini
Une voix d'en haut
Silga Tīruma
Le comte de Lerme
Julien Dran
Un héraut royal
Hyun-Jong Roh
Le moine
Krzysztof Baczyk
Set design
Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design
Felice Ross
Video
Denis Guéguin
Choreography
Claude Bardouil
Dramaturgy
Christian Longchamp
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

French and English surtitles

  • Exclusive timepiece of the Paris Opera

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  • With the support of AROP

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  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

about


Why should i be indiscreet when my silence can do him no harm, and possibly protect him? Why warn the sleeper of the storm cloud overhead?... It is enough for me to guide it away from you in silence, so that you may waken to clear skies.

- Le marquis de Posa, Don Carlos, Schiller, ActeIV, Scène 6

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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