Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents Don Carlos, by Giuseppe Verdi. Running Friday April 13, 2012 – Saturday April 28, 2012, in the Wortham Theater Center – Brown Theater. Don Carlos, with intense passions and a majestic score, is the quintessential grand opera.
King Phillippe II of Spain dissolves the engagement of Don Carlos, his son, and Elisabeth de Valois by marrying the French princess himself. The ensuing drama pits father against son, crown against church and conscience against loyalty.
Verdi’s music heightens emotions in this sweeping drama set during the turbulence of sixteenth-century Europe.
A co-production of Welsh National Opera and Canadian Opera Company.
Sung in French with projected translations.
Running in rotating repertory with Mary Stuart.
Pictured: detail of a photo by Michael Cooper.