The Met Live in HD: DON CARLOS (Verdi)
March 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor); Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois), Elīna Garanča (Eboli), Matthew Polenzani (Don Carlos), Etienne Dupuis (Rodrigue), Eric Owens (Philippe II), John Relyea (Grand Inquisitor)
David McVicar (Production), Charles Edwards (Set Designer), Brigitte Reiffenstuel (Costume Designer), Adam Silverman (Lighting Designer), Leah Hausman (Movement Director)
Estimated Running Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes (w/ two 30 minute intermissions)