Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo


Opera in four acts performed in Italian

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
7. 5. 2022 18:00 h - 21:40 h

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 Unlike in some of Verdi’s earlier patriotic opuses, mass scenes no longer represent the heart or core of the storyline.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


Production Team

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


Philippe II Peter Mikuláš
Don Carlo Tomáš Juhás
Rodrigue, marquis of Posa Daniel Čapkovič
The Grand Inquisitor Jozef Benci
Elisabeth of Valois Jolana Fogašová
Princess Eboli Monika Fabianová
A monk (the apparition of the deceased Emperor Charles V.) Gustáv Beláček
Tebaldo / Anjelský hlas Adriana Banásová
The Count of Lerma Jiří Zouhar
Royal Herald Martin Gyimesi