Opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi ; Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, after Friedrich Schiller , Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien
If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders. Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867. Echoing this historic version, the Paris Opera will be scheduling the five-act version of Don Carlo in Italian in 2019.
Philippe II : Ildar Abdrazakov ; Don Carlos : Jonas Kaufmann ; Rodrigue : Ludovic Tézier ; Le grand inquisiteur : Dmitry Belosselskiy ; Élisabeth de Valois : Sonya Yoncheva ; La princesse Eboli : Elīna Garanča ; Thibault : Eve-Maud Hubeaux ; Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Philippe Jordan ; Director : Krzysztof Warlikowski ; Set design : Małgorzata Szczęśniak ; Lighting design : Felice Ross ; Video : Denis Guéguin ; Choreography : Claude Bardouil ; Dramaturgy : Christian Longchamp ; Chorus master : José Luis Basso
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Opéra national de Paris , Arte France ,Telmondis
Running Time : 1x235'
Production Year : 2017
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD