Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo


Opera in four acts performed in Italian

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

Don Carlo, an opera in which private desires struggle with responsibilities arising from social and political status. With its artistic value and lasting legacy, it is one of the top operatic works inspired by major historical themes. Verdi, the greatest phenomenon of Italian opera, emphasises in Don Carlos individual conduct of his characters. Unlike in some of Verdi’s earlier patriotic opuses, mass scenes no longer represent the heart or core of the storyline. Ultimately, even the very arias no longer stand on traditional schemes. Instead, with their expression and unique shape, fascinating plasticity and redolence, they create deep psychological relief of grand characters.

Running time: 3 hrs 40 mins with two interval

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Production Team

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


Philippe II Peter Mikuláš (as a guest) Jozef Benci (as a guest)
Rodrigue, marquis of Posa Daniel Čapkovič Filip Tůma (as a guest) Simon Keenlyside Dalibor Jenis
The Grand Inquisitor Jozef Benci (as a guest) Ján Galla (as a guest) Gustáv Beláček (as a guest)
A monk (the apparition of the deceased Emperor Charles V.) Gustáv Beláček (as a guest) Ján Galla (as a guest)
Tebaldo / Anjelský hlas Adriana Banásová Miriam Garajová
The Count of Lerma Jiří Zouhar Michal Želonka
Royal Herald Martin Gyimesi (as a guest) Jozef Kundlák