“Don Carlo”, based on Friedrich Schiller’s play of the same title, is a grandiose opera full of impressive arias, duets and compelling ensembles, but at the same time also a work with deeply human characters, who struggle to achieve a balance between their feelings and duty. Its multi-level political dimension, with the conflict between secular power and church, and, at the same time, between liberalism and absolutism, was of particular interest to Verdi, especially at a time when the modern Italian state was being formed.
Filippo II: Alexander Vinogradov
Don Carlo: Marcelo Puente
Rodrigo: Tassis Christoyannis / Dimitri Platanias
The Grand Inquisitor: Rafal Siwek
Elisabeth of Valois: Barbara Frittoli / Cellia Costea
Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Gubanova / Elena Zhidkova