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Don Carlos

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While Verdi’s longest and most ambitious opera has been a mainstay on the Met stage for much of the last century, it wasn’t until the company’s 2021–22 season that Don Carlos was presented in its original French. To commemorate the auspicious occasion, the Met mounted a new production by director David McVicar, with audience favorite Matthew Polenzani making his role debut as the title prince. Alongside the star tenor, this performance from the Live in HD series also features soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Carlos’s forbidden love, Élisabeth de Valois, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as the Princess of Eboli, and baritone Etienne Dupuis as Rodrigue, Carlos’s most loyal companion. Rounding out the principal cast, bass-baritone Eric Owens is King Philippe II, and bass-baritone John Relyea is the Grand Inquisitor. Patrick Furrer takes the podium to lead the mighty forces of the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Mar 26, 2022


Giuseppe Verdi


François Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle

Run Time

3 HRS 52 MIN

Cast & Creative

Patrick Furrer
Elisabeth De Valois
Sonya Yoncheva
Princess of Eboli
Jamie Barton
Don Carlos
Matthew Polenzani
Etienne Dupuis
Philippe II
Eric Owens
Grand Inquisitor
John Relyea