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Don Carlos

Verdi

Don Carlos

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseJuly 14 – August 15, 2015
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Tue 14.7.15
7:00 PM
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Fri 17.7.15
7:00 PM
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Thu 23.7.15
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Sat 25.7.15
7:00 PM
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Wed 29.7.15
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Sat 1.8.15
7:00 PM
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Tue 4.8.15
7:00 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Fri 7.8.15
7:00 PM
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Sat 15.8.15
12:00 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. Leading the cast of seventeen principal singers is Ferruccio Furlanetto, the most famous Philip II of our time, who recently sang the role in New York, London, and Vienna.

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.

 

Conductor Andrea Licata
Director Elijah Moshinsky
Revival Director Roger Press
Set & Costume Designer Paul Brown
Lighting Designer Nigel Levings
   
Elisabeth de Valois Latonia Moore
Princess Eboli Milijana Nikolic
Don Carlos Diego Torre
Rodrigo, Count of Posa José Carbó
Philip II Ferruccio Furlanetto
Grand Inquisitor Daniel Sumegi
Frate David Parkin
Tebaldo Anna Dowsley
Voice from Heaven Julie Lea Goodwin
Lerma John Longmuir
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 Shane Lowrencev

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Opera Australia Chorus


Running time: approximately 3 hours & 45 minutes, with one 35 minute interval.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.