Subversive, demanding and with no half measures, Warlikowsky tackles Verdi’s anticlericalism and the political issues in the libretto of Méry and Du Locle in its rare historic version of 1867.

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.
Genre :  Opera
Year :  2017
Length :  290 min.
Country :  France
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 Garanca
Thibault-Eve-Maud Hubeaux
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