The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlos
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For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens and John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.
- Matthew Polenzani
- Sonya Yoncheva
- Jamie Barton
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A beautifully balanced cast - and a great joy to hear it in the original French!
One of Verdi's greatest scores, hearing it in the original French was a revelation! Excellent cast in every way, the time flew by! Catch it on the encore day if you weren't able to attend today.