Don Carlo
   

Opera

Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Opera in four acts with a prologue for orchestra by Manfred Trojahn (world premiere) Libretto by Joseph Mery and Camille du Locle, translated into Italian by Achille de Lauzieres-Themines and Angelo Zanardini Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles


Giuseppe Verdi’s opera »Don Carlo«, based on the play by Friedrich Schiller, is presented at the Semperoper in cooperation with the Salzburg Easter Festival. It tells the tragic story of the Spanish heir to the throne, who loses his bride to his own father and – within the chill atmosphere of power – comes to a dreadful end. Christian Thielemann conducts Verdi’s scintillating score. The ensemble is led by Anna Netrebko as Élisabeth and Yusif Eyvazov in the title role while internationally acclaimed bass Ildar Abdrazakov sings the role of King Philippe.



Summary


Giuseppe Verdi’s opera »Don Carlo«, based on the play by Friedrich Schiller, is presented at the Semperoper in cooperation with the Salzburg Easter Festival. It tells the tragic story of the Spanish heir to the throne, who loses his bride to his own father and – within the chill atmosphere of power – comes to a dreadful end. Christian Thielemann conducts Verdi’s scintillating score. The ensemble is led by Anna Netrebko as Élisabeth and Yusif Eyvazov in the title role while internationally acclaimed bass Ildar Abdrazakov sings the role of King Philippe.



Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Salzburg Easter Festival

Generously supported by the
Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Premierenkostprobe and Specials

Performance
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Performance
Monday, 25 May 2020
Performance
Thursday, 28 May 2020

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 23 May 2020
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Salzburg Easter Festival

Generously supported by the
Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Kostenloses Nachgespräch im Anschluss an die Vorstellung im Opernkeller.

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Salzburg Easter Festival

Generously supported by the
Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Friday 29 May 2020
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Salzburg Easter Festival

Generously supported by the
Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Monday 1 Jun 2020
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Co-production with the Salzburg Easter Festival

Generously supported by the
Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung