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

 
Info
  • Starting Time 6 pm

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
    Info
    • Starting Time 7 pm

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

    • Post-Show Discussion following the performance (free admission).

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
      Info
      • Starting Time 7 pm

      • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

      • Guided tour through the Semperoper
        Info
        • Starting Time 6 pm

        • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

        • Guided tour through the Semperoper
          Info
          • Starting Time 7 pm

          • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

          • Guided tour through the Semperoper
            Info
            • Starting Time 7 pm

            • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

            • Guided tour through the Semperoper
              Info
              • Starting Time 7 pm

              • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

              • Guided tour through the Semperoper
                Info
                • Starting Time 7 pm

                • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

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

                • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                  The Spanish royal court is gripped by an icy coldness: For reasons of politics, the heir to the throne, Don Carlo has lost his bride Elisabetta to his father, the Spanish king. The crown prince is also thwarted in his political ambitions. The king, on the other hand, is powerless against the fiercely devout Grand Inquisitor. It seems that only Carlos’s friend Rodrigo can break free of these political and private constraints. But his bold dream of freedom leads to catastrophe. Giuseppe Verdi explores his great theme, the incompatibility of politics and private happiness, through almost all the characters in this opera, which premiered in 1867. For modern audiences it paints an oppressively topical social panorama. In cooperation with the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Semperoper presents »Don Carlo« in the four-act Italian version of 1884, supplemented by a new instrumental prologue by composer Manfred Trojahn, which sets up the background to the drama.

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                  Performance

                  6 pm 
                  Historisches Archiv

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                  Performance

                  6 pm 
                  Historisches Archiv

                  Aktenzeichen: »Auto-da-fé or Justice« – »Don Carlo« in Dresden

                  Insights from the cabinets of the Historical Archive
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                  Performance

                  7 pm 
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