A co-production of the Royal Opera House, London, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo), which was first presented at Covent Garden in 2008.
The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the Greek National Opera's artistic outreach.
*The Italian 5-act version is presented (Modena version, 1886)
One of the most important operas of Verdi's mature period returns to the GNO: Don Carlo, based on Friedrich Schiller's play of the same title, shall be presented in its Italian five-act version (Modena, 1886), directed by the great British director and former artistic director of London's Royal National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner, with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley. A co-production of the Royal Opera House, London, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo).
It is a grandiose opera full of impressive arias, duets and compelling ensembles, but at the same time also a work with deeply human characters, who struggle to achieve a balance between their feelings and duty. Its multi-level political dimension, with the conflict between secular power and church, and, at the same time, between liberalism and absolutism, was of particular interest to Verdi, especially at a time when the modern Italian state was being formed.
The performance will be conducted by the celebrated conductor and artist in residence at the GNO for the 2019/20 season Philippe Auguin, starring an internationally acclaimed cast of renowned soloists.
*As part of the "One for One" programme: With the purchase of one ticket of 35,00€, 30,00€ & 20,00€ it will be possible to buy one more ticket at the price of 2€ for children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18. The programme is valid for all the dates of the performaces.
The "One for One" programme is supported by the organization "Friends & Patrons SNFCC" (https://www.friendsofsnfcc.org/en) with the kind sponsorship of: