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Don Carlos

Verdi

Don Carlos

Arts Centre Melbourne, State TheatreMay 20 – 29, 2015
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Wed 20.5.15
7:00 PM
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Sat 23.5.15
12:00 PM
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This is an audio described performance for those with vision impairments. Audio-described bookings can only be made through Opera Australia by calling the Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or by emailing ticketing@opera.org.au

Mon 25.5.15
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera.  Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 1 and 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Wed 27.5.15
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera.  Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 1 and 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Fri 29.5.15
7:00 PM
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Elijah Moshinsky returns to Australia with his lavish production of Don Carlos, a sumptuous affair, rich in detail like a Velázquez painting.

Light gleams off dark marble monuments and the terror of the Spanish inquisition is captured in a stage beset with shadows.

Verdi's music masterfully controls the twisting and turning story. Vivid orchestral colours and affecting melodies manipulate his audience to devastating effect: we love, we hate, we turn and sympathise as each note reveals a little more of these complex, charismatic characters.

The opera is testament to Verdi's ability to create light and dark in a single moment, and to sing it, you need a huge cast of extraordinary performers. Hear the powerful bass of Giacomo Prestia singing the magnificent music of King Phillip, and Diego Torre and José Carbo deliver that rousing duet of friendship and loyalty, 'Dio che nell'alma'.

With nearly 200 performers, this will be our biggest production since The Ring Cycle.

 

While marriage brings peace between France and Spain, it sparks war between father and son. And as secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th-century royal court of Spain.


Enjoy dinner before the show at Arts Centre Melbourne

Allow us to make your dinner reservation: 5.30pm on the foyer of Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a three-course Italian menu for just $55, including matched wine. View the menu

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets for Don Carlos.


 

Conductor Andrea Licata
Director Elijah Moshinsky
Set & Costume Designer Paul Brown
Lighting Designer Nigel Levings
   
Elisabeth de Valois Victoria Yastrebova
Princess Eboli Milijana Nikolic
Don Carlos Diego Torre
Rodrigo, Count of Posa José Carbó
Philip II Giacomo Prestia
Grand Inquisitor Daniel Sumegi
Frate David Parkin
Tebaldo Anna Dowsley
Voice from Heaven Julie Lea Goodwin
Lerma Jonathan Abernethy
Herald Simon Kim
Deputy 1 Pelham Andrews
Deputy 2 Luke Gabbedy
Deputy 3 Richard Anderson
Deputy 4 Adrian Tamburini
Deputy 5 Andrew Moran
Deputy 6 Graeme Macfarlane

Orchestra Victoria

Opera Australia Chorus


Running time: approximately 3 hours & 40 minutes, with one 30 minute interval.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles

Allow us to make your dinner reservation: 5.30pm on the forecourt of Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a three-course Italian menu for just $55, including matched wine.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets for Don Carlos.

Entrée

Petuna ocean trout, pepperonata, smoked chilli mascarpone

Main

Roast duck, porcini gnocchi, grappa preserved grapes, broccolini, chilli & garlic

Dessert

Tiramisu


Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.

Published menu is subject to change without notice.