• Roberto Alagna stars in the title role, opposite Marina Poplavskaya as Elisabeth.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera View images from the dress rehearsal of Nicholas Hytner's new production of Verdi's epic masterpiece.
  • A scene from Act III

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  • Simon Keenlyside (left) is Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, and Ferruccio Furlanetto sings King Philip.

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  • Keenlyside with Anna Smirnova (Princess Eboli)

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  • Robert Alagna (Don Carlo)

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  • Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabeth)

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  • Another scene from the third act

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