Why See Washington National Opera - Don Carlo?
Returning to the Washington National Opera for the first time in two decades, Don Carlo is must see for fans of grand, dramatic opera. Full of intrigue, betrayal, and destruction this lavish four-act production showcases Verdi's mastery alongside the talents of the company, creating an unforgettable experience at the opera house. If you thought your family dynamic was complicated just wait until you discover the fate of Don Carlo and his forbidden love Elizabeth.
CHURCH VS STATE. FATHER VS SON. LOVE VS DUTY.
Centering round the love of Elizabeth, a princess of France and Don Carlo, their future together is destroyed when Don Carlo's father, the despotic King Philip II of Spain takes her hand, making the lovers into mother and son. As war rages endlessly, romance is tested further by duty and religion. This devastating and emotional tale is sure to be a must see for opera veterans and newcomers.
Opening night: 3 March 2018
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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