Don Carlos

by Guiseppe Verdi
Opera in five acts
Libretto by François Joseph Pierre Méry and Camille du Locle based on the dramatic poem Don Karlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller and the drama Philippe II., roi d’Espagne by Eugène Cormon
in French
Who grants us freedom of thought? For Giuseppe Verdi even more than for Friedrich Schiller a question that should not be asked purely under the tyranny of kings: „After all, in this drama are neither historical facts nor Shakespearian truth to be found”, said Verdi about his opera Don Carlos, when he revised the composition yet again in the 1880s. Verdi’s interpretation of Schiller’s libertarian drama about the Spanish successor not only focuses on the fate of monarchs, but mostly on the kind of totalitarianism that understands people as material – long before the 20th century’s terror became a reality. Dutch director Lotte de Beer projects the story into a not too distant future where religiously radical tendencies prevail and where the terror of the past might experience a revival.
Location
Opernhaus
World premiere
1867 in Paris
Revised edition from 1886 with amendments taken from the original Parisian edition

This production’s premiere
2019
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Back on stage
1 January 2021
Recommended age
from grade 9
Oct 2019
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
27
17:00 – 21:45
Cast
Nov 2019
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
1
16:00 – 20:45
Cast
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
3
16:00 – 20:45
Cast
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
8
17:00 – 21:45
Cast
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
10
16:00 – 20:45
Cast
Mar 2020
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
15
17:00 – 21:45
Performance cancelled
Cast
Musical Direction Georg Fritzsch
Direction Lotte De Beer
Stage & Costumes Christof Hetzer
Light Alex Brok
Choir Manuel Pujol
Dramaturgy Franz-Erdmann Meyer-Herder, Peter Te Nuyl
Choreographer Ran Arthur Braun
Philipp II. Goran Jurić
Don Carlos Massimo Giordano
Marquis von Posa Serban Vasile
Grand Inquisitor Falk Struckmann
Monk Jasper Leever
Elisabeth of Valois Olga Busuioc
Princess Eboli Ksenia Dudnikova
Thibault, Page to Elisabeth Carina Schmieger
A Voice from Heaven Claudia Muschio
The Count of Lerma Christopher Sokolowski
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
21
17:00 – 21:45
Performance cancelled
Cast
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Thu
26
18:00 – 22:45
Performance cancelled
Cast
Apr 2020
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
18
18:00 – 22:45
Performance cancelled
Cast