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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It was 5 hours long, much time to sit and watch but the opera was wonderfully presented and the setting/singing/acting tremendous.
If the intermissions were shorter, it would not have lasted 5 hours to showcase the whole production. I know that it's customary to have those long intermissions, but really!