Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlos

LIVE IN HD

Overview

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. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights in this March 26 performance, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens and John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

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Languages

Languages sung in Don Carlos

Sung In

French

Titles

Title languages displayed for Don Carlos

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Don Carlos

Estimated Run Time

4 hrs 55 mins

  • House Opens

  • Acts I and II

    100 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Act III

    40 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Acts IV and V

    95 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

David McVicar

Set Designer

Charles Edwards

COSTUME DESIGNER

Brigitte Reiffenstuel

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Adam Silverman

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Leah Hausman

Headshot of Giuseppe Verdi

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo