Such a grand web of emotion, history, and musical thinking is contained in Verdi’s epic Don Carlo that the experience of it will leave you riveted.
Father against Son. Catholic against Protestant. Friend against Friend.
If you’re longing for thrilling music combined with searing drama, then nobody does it better than Verdi. The terrors of the Spanish Inquisition are raging, and so are personal and political passions. France’s princess Elizabeth is forced to marry Philip, King of Spain, forsaking her beloved Don Carlo—the firebrand who turns out to be her husband’s own son! Add to the mix the terrifying Grand Inquisitor and the King’s duplicitous mistress, and the stage is set for an explosive amalgam of sex, politics, and religion. With the orchestra, chorus, and international cast on stage, projections by Spanish masters Goya and Berruguete provide the mesmerizing backdrop for our internationally-celebrated cast. They’re joined on stage by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume and The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus for this remarkable musical and theatrical event!
A New Dallas Opera semi-staged presentation
Principal costumes for this production were constructed by the Minnesota Opera Costume Shop and are owned by Minnesota Opera
Want to learn more about the opera you are seeing? Come early and join TDO for the Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talks. Pre-Opera Talks are informative and interactive 30-minute lectures featuring opera experts from all over DFW. Pre-Opera Talks are FREE with a ticket to a TDO performance and are guaranteed to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of opera. Pre-Opera talks are held in the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall, one hour before each TDO mainstage performance.
Sung in Italian with English supertitlesPG-13