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Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo – Premiere

Don Carlo is a tale of the struggle between personal desires with responsibilities arising from social and political status of the lead characters. Given its artistic value and historic legacy, the piece is one of the operatic chef d´oeuvres inspired by great historical themes. Giuseppe Verdi, the arch-prodigy of Italian opera, pays particular attention to individual conduct of his characters. Mass scenes no longer present the core and substance of the storyline, as had been the case in some of his earlier patriotic opuses.

In Don Carlo Verdi abandons the established musical methods, subjecting his music to dramatic context of the storyline. Ultimately, the arias themselves are no longer based on traditional schemes. Their expression and unique shape, with fascinating plasticity and vividness develop a deep psychological relief of grand characters.

Directed by: Diego de Brea
Musical Preparation: Martin Leginus
Conductor: Martin Leginus, Maroš Potokár
Set: Diego de Brea, Jaroslav Válek
Costumes: Blagoj Micevsky
Chorusmaster: Pavel Procházka

Philippe II: Štefan Kocán, Peter Mikuláš, Jozef Benci
Don Carlo: Tomáš Juhás, Ľudovít Ludha
Rodrigue, Marquis of Posa: Daniel Čapkovič, Dalibor Jenis, Sergej Tolstov
The Grand Inquisitor: Jozef Benci, Ján Galla, Gustáv Beláček
Elisabeth of Valois: Andrea Danková, Adriana Kohútková
Princess Eboli: Monika Fabianová, Denisa Hamarová
A Monk (apparition of the deceased Emperor Charles V.): Gustáv Beláček, Ján Galla
Tebaldo / A Voice from Heaven: Adriana Banásová, Miriam Garajová
Count of Lerma: Jiří Zouhar, Michal Želonka
Royal herald: Jozef Kundlák

Premiere 19th October 2018 and 20th October 2018, always at 7 pm

New Building of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17, Opera and Ballet Hall

Tickets for all performances of Don Carlo 19th October 2018 – 23rd February 2019

Title picture: Štefan Kocán (Source: Archive of the Slovak National Theatre)

Andrea Danková (Foto: Anton Sládek)

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