Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Opera

Opera in four acts performed in Italian

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
19. 10. 2018 20. 10. 2018

Schedule of performances

Friday 11. 10. 2019
18:00 h 21:40 h
In sales
Monday 14. 10. 2019
11:00 h 14:40 h
In sales
Saturday 18. 1. 2020
18:00 h 21:40 h
In sales
ABO: SO
Tuesday 5. 5. 2020
18:00 h 21:40 h
In sales

Don Carlo is a tale of the struggle between personal desires with responsibilities arising from social and political status of the lead characters. Given its artistic value and historic legacy, the piece is one of the operatic chef d´oeuvres inspired by great historical themes. Giuseppe Verdi, the arch-prodigy of Italian opera, pays particular attention to individual conduct of his characters. Mass scenes no longer present the core and substance of the storyline, as had been the case in some of his earlier patriotic opuses.

In Don Carlo Verdi abandons the established musical methods, subjecting his music to dramatic context of the storyline. Ultimately, the arias themselves are no longer based on traditional schemes. Their expression and unique shape, with fascinating plasticity and vividness develop a deep psychological relief of grand characters.

Running time: 3 hrs 40 mins with two interval

Production Team

Directed by Diego de Brea
Musical Preparation Martin Leginus
Chorusmaster Pavel Procházka

Cast