march, 2022

26mar10:00 am3:15 pmMET HD Opera: Don Carlos (Verdi)


Event Details

DON CARLOS (Verdi) – New Production/Met Premiere

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10am note early start time

Run time 5:14

Tickets $20 at the door

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. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights, 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 Etienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star 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.

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

Update:  Wolfgang Brendel will perform the role of Major-Domo in all performances of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos this season, replacing Thomas Allen.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:15 pm


Palm Arts Complex

721 W. Colorado Ave

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