Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlos


Opera in five acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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“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.

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
May 29, 2020
Start time
18:00
End time
21:30

Cast

Conductor
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
Krisztián Cser
A monk
Géza Gábor
Tebaldo
Melinda Heiter
The Count of Lerma
Péter Kiss
A voice from Heaven
Zita Váradi
Royal herald
N.N.

Credits

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
Director
Frank Hilbrich
Set designer
Volker Thiele
Costume designer
Gabriele Rupprecht
Dramaturg
Bernd Krispin
Hungarian surtitles
Eszter Orbán
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
May 16, 2020

Events

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