DON CARLO | Giuseppe Verdi


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Stavros Niarchos Hall

Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi
  • 08, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28 Dec 2019
  • 02, 05 Jan 2020

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Italian Opera Cycle

Starts at: 19.00 (Sundays: 18.30) | clock

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.


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*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" ( with the kind sponsorship of:

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Philippe Auguin

Sir Nicholas Hytner

Revival director
Daniel Dooner

Sets, costumes
Bob Crowley

Scarlett Mackmin

Mark Henderson

Lighting supervisor
Simon Bennison (ROH)

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos

Swordsmen Movement
Terry King

Photo credits
Catherine Ashmore

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Filippo II
Alexander Vinogradov

Don Carlo
Marcelo Puente

Tassis Christoyannis (8, 15, 21, 28/12)
Dimitri Platanias (13, 19/12 & 2, 5/1)

The Grand Inquisitor
Rafal Siwek

A monk
Petros Magoulas (8, 13, 15/12, 2 & 5/1)
Dimitris Kassioumis (19, 21, 28/12)

Elisabeth of Valois
Barbara Frittoli (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
Cellia Costea (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

Princess Eboli
Ekaterina Gubanova (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
Elena Zhidkova (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

Miranda Makrynioti

Countess of Aremberg
Lyudmila Bondarenko

The Count of Lerma / Herald
Yannis Kavouras

Voice from the Sky
Niki Chaziraki

6 representatives of Flanders
Nicolas Karagiaouris, Maxim Klonovskiy, Tassos Lazarou, Nikos Masourakis, Andreas Metaxas-Mariatos, Marinos Tarnanas

6 monks
Vassilis Asimakopoulos, Giorgos Mattheakakis, Kostas Panagopoulos, Georgios Papadimitriou, Spyros Sokos, Dionisos Tsantinis


With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 35, 40, 50, 55, 60, 90 euros
Students, children: 15 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros

*Limited number of tickets of 2 euros, as part of the "One for One" programme.

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