Opera

Verdi's Don Carlo

Luc Bondy (stage director), Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor) – With Roberto Alagna (Don Carlos), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigo)...

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Cast

Luc Bondy — Stage director
Gilles Aillaud — Set designer
Moidele Bickel — Costume designer
Vinicio Cheli — Lighting designer
Lucinda Childs — Choreographer
Roberto Alagna — Don Carlos, Infante of Spain
Thomas Hampson — Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
Karita Mattila — Elisabeth de Valois
José van Dam — Philip II, King of Spain
Waltraud Meier — Princess Eboli
Eric Halfvarson — Grand Inquisitor
Csaba Airizer — A Monk / Carlos V
Anat Efraty — Thibault, page to Elisabeth
Donna Brown — Voice from Heaven
Scot Weir — The Count of Lerma/A Royal Herald
Chœur du Théâtre du Châtelet

Program notes

Intricate and beautiful musical storytelling are at the core of Don Carlos, Verdi’s operatic interpretation of the doomed love story of Elisabeth de Valois and Don Carlos, Infante of Spain. Luc Bondy’s 1996 French-language production featured a cast of true all-stars, with Roberto Alagna (Don Carlos), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigue), Karita Mattila (Elisabeth de Valois), and Sir Antonio Pappano at the head of the Orchestre de Paris.

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Directed by:
Yves-André Hubert
Venue: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France)
Production date: 1996
Duration: 3 h 31 min
Production: © RD Studio Productions, NVC Arts, La Sept Arte, BBC