Start Date: March 5, 2013
End Date: March 5, 2013
From La Scala, Milan
The libretto by François-Joseph Méry and Camille DuLocle for Verdi’s opera is based on a tragedy of the same name by Friederich Schiller. The original version, which premiered at the Paris Opera on March 11, 1867, was a five-act score, sung in French. Since then, it's been presented in a number of different configurations, sometimes in Italian and sometimes with the first act omitted. This version performed at La Scala incorporates both of those changes; it's the four-act version, sung in Italian. The action takes place in 1560, during the Spanish Inquisition. Don Carlo, the son of Spain's King Phillip II, has returned home after a visit to France to meet Elisabeth de Valois, to whom he had been betrothed for the purpose of cementing a peace agreement between the two countries. Though Carlo and Elisabeth did fall in love, Carlo's father decided it would be better if he married Elisabeth himself.
This production, captured-live at opening night of La Scala, stars opera greats Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stuart Neill, Fiorenza Cedolins, and Dolora Zajick.
Running time: 202 minutes. One 10 minute intermission. Sung in Italian w/ English subtitles.
Sunday, March 3, 2pm
Tuesday, March 5, 6pm
Tickets $20, $15 with student ID
CASH OR CHECK ONLY AT DOOR.
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