Verdi’s longest and most ambitious opera, Don Carlo made a rare Met appearance in its four-act Italian version during the 2022–23 season. In this fiery radio broadcast, tenor Russell Thomas stars in the title role, a young nobleman torn between duty and a forbidden love for his father’s new wife, the princess Elisabetta di Valois. Alongside him, the powerhouse cast features soprano Eleonora Buratto as the object of his illicit affections, mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina as Eboli, baritone Peter Mattei as Rodrigo, and bass Günther Groissböck as Filippo II. Bass-baritone John Relyea completes the principal ensemble as the sinister Grand Inquisitor, with Maestro Carlo Rizzi leading the mighty forces of the Met Orchestra and Chorus.
Nov 3, 2022
François Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle
2 HRS 49 MIN