Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlos

Opera in five acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
“16th-century Spain. State and church are engaged in a ruthless struggle for dominance over the people. The greatest victim in all of this is none other than the king’s son, the prince Don Carlos. He is the one who dares to love, to step up for the freedom of the oppressed people and to oppose both the church and the state, shaking up their system of power… Verdi is the only composer, bar none, for whom individual freedom could have become so important. With this opera, he paints a frightening picture of human civilisation.” So says Frank Hilbrich, the German director of Don Carlos, the work to open Christian Spirit Festival which can be considered the essence of the thematic season.


Erkel Theatre
May 24, 2020
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Balázs Kocsár
Philip II
András Palerdi
Don Carlos
Mykhailo Malafii
Rodrigo, marquis of Posa
Csaba Szegedi
Elisabeth of Valois
Anna Shapovalova
Princess Eboli
Erika Gál
The Grand Inquisitor
Géza Gábor
A monk
Krisztián Cser
Melinda Heiter
The Count of Lerma
József Mukk
A voice from Heaven
Zita Váradi
Royal herald


Original libretto after the drama by Schiller
Camille du Locle / Joseph Méry
Original French-language libretto translated into Italian by
Angelo Zanardini / Achille de Lauzières
Frank Hilbrich
Set designer
Volker Thiele
Costume designer
Gabriele Rupprecht
Bernd Krispin
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

May 16, 2020


2020. May 16., Sat, 18:00
2020. May 18., Mon, 18:00
2020. May 21., Thu, 18:00
2020. May 24., Sun, 18:00
2020. May 29., Fri, 18:00