Don Carlos

Opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Joseph Méry, Camille du Locle based on a work by Friedrich Schiller
Premiere 13.02.2022

  • Musical director – Michele Spotti
  • Staged by – Vincent Huguet
  • Approx. 4 hours with two intervals
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In French / With German surtitles / With English surtitles

About the work

Grand opera epic with top-class singer ensemble

Spain, mid-16th century. A regime of surveillance rules with the cruel and torturous Inquisition. The royal household becomes the scene of political intrigue and private passions surrounding the heir to the throne, Carlos. He is dangerously in love with his stepmother, Queen Elizabeth, which leads to conflict with his father, King Philip II. Giuseppe Verdi’s opera based on Schiller’s tragedy of the same title is a gripping political drama and a precise family portrait. Director Vincent Huguet stages this work together with stage design legend Richard Peduzzi. The musical director is the young conductor Michele Spotti.

Dates & tickets


Künstlerisches Team

  • Musikalische Leitung – Michele Spotti
  • Inszenierung – Vincent Huguet
  • Bühne – Richard Peduzzi
  • Kostüme – Camille Assaf
  • Lichtdesignerin – Irene Selka
  • Chorleitung – Michael Clark
  • Dramaturgie – Roman Reeger


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