Father against Son. Catholic against Protestant. Friend against Friend.
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.
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 Phillip, 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 of masterworks by Goya, El Greco, and more provide the backdrop for an
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.
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Sung in Italian with English supertitlesPG-13