Between 18 September and 6 October, the Teatro Real will offer 14 performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo, inaugurating its 23rd season since its reopening. Verdi returns to his recurring themes: the struggle between intimate feelings and political duty, the yearning for freedom from oppressive power, revolutionary ideals, forbidden loves, parent-child relationships, friendship, etc. Photographer: © Monika Ritterhaus | Oper Frankfurt.
Don Carlo is the longest opera in the verdiano catalogue and the one that underwent the greatest number of revisions: in a period of almost 20 years, from 1867 to 1886, the composer wrote different versions trying to find the dramaturgical and musical balance of the score. On this occasion you can see the ‘version of Modena’, 1886, with five acts and without ballet.