Verdi’s blackest work

The first performance of the five-act opera Don Carlo was held in Paris. The version soon to be staged in Florence is the second, four-act one performed in Italian, a production rich in period costumes, terrible inquisitors and giant size crucifixes. Verdi’s most complex and darkest opera will be directed by Giancarlo del Monaco and conducted by Zubin Mehta for the 80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival. A monumental show, which brings the atmosphere of the sumptuous black and gold Escorial palace to life, a very demanding opera for both audience and performers, including the orchestra, chorus and, above all, the six principals, who are required to be of the highest caliber. And they definitely are here.

Conductor – Zubin Mehta   |   Director – Giancarlo Del Monaco   |   Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus   |   Don Carlos – Fabio Sartori   |  Sergio Escobar (14/5)   |   Elizabeth – Julianna Di Giacomo   |   Philip II – Dmitry Beloselskiy   |  Rodrigue – Massimo Cavalletti   |   Eboli – Ekaterina Gubanova   |   The Grand Inquisitore – Eric Halfvarson

05th May   |   8:00pm
08th May   |   8:00pm
11th May   |   8:00pm
14th May   |   3:30pm

Opera di Firenze
Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1   |   50144 Firenze



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