Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo


Opera in four acts performed in Italian

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
23. 10. 2018 19:00 h - 22:40 h

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

Subtitles: sk


Dramaturgický úvod pred predstavením o 18:15 (vstup voľný)

Production Team

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


Philippe II Štefan Kocán
Don Carlo Tomáš Juhás
Rodrigue, marquis of Posa Dalibor Jenis
The Grand Inquisitor Gustáv Beláček
Elisabeth of Valois Andrea Danková
Princess Eboli Monika Fabianová
A monk (the apparition of the deceased Emperor Charles V.) Ján Galla
Tebaldo / Anjelský hlas Adriana Banásová
The Count of Lerma Jiří Zouhar
Royal Herald Jozef Kundlák