Don Carlos

by Giuseppe Verdi
Opera in five acts
Libretto by François Joseph Pierre Méry and Camille du Locle
in french with german and english surtitles
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
Duration
Act I+II: approx. 1 h 35 min
Interval: approx. 25 min
Act III: approx. 45 min
Interval: approx. 25 min
Act IV+V: approx. 1 h 15 min
World premiere
1867 in Paris
Revised edition from 1886 with amendments taken from the original Parisian edition

Premiere of this production
October 27, 2019
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Recommended age
from grade 9
There will be a german introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.
Mar 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
10
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
First performance this season
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
17
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
Cast
Musikalische Leitung Valerio Galli
Regie Lotte De Beer
Bühne und Kostüm Christof Hetzer
Mitarbeit Kostüme Rebekka Stange
Licht Alex Brok
Dramaturgie Franz-Erdmann Meyer-Herder, Peter Te Nuyl
Chor Manuel Pujol
Philipp II. Adam Palka
Don Carlos David Junghoon Kim
Marquis von Posa Johannes Kammler
Der Großinquisitor des Königreichs Gianluca Buratto
Ein Mönch (Karl V.) Michael Nagl
Elisabeth von Valois Olga Busuioc
Prinzessin Eboli Diana Haller
Thibault Natasha Te Rupe Wilson
Eine Stimme vom Himmel Alma Ruoqi Sun
Graf von Lerma / Ein königlicher Herold Alberto Robert
Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Staatsopernchor Stuttgart
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
24
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
29
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
8 / 22,50 / 38 / 52 / 69 / 89 / 108 / 128 / 152 €
Apr 2024
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
7
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
12
17:00 – 21:45
Opernhaus
8 / 20,50 / 33 / 49 / 66 / 82 / 99 / 119 / 139 €

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