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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Jamie Barton alone makes it worth every pennie. Superbly sung and acted Rodrigue. Good production with excellent singers in all roles. Magnificent Grand Inquisitor scene, as great as anything Verdi ever wrote. Excellent bromance 'twixt Carlos & Rodrigue.
Gorgeous music, well-performed.