Don Carlos in Helsinki


Finnish National Opera -Helsinki

Don Carlos

Giuseppe Verdi


Father and son in love with the same woman, the struggle for freedom, a lonely king, and the conflict between the powers of heaven and earth – Verdi used these ingredients to create a magnificently dramatic grand opera.

Don Carlos is a dark story about longing for freedom, doomed love, and politics. The Finnish National Opera’s latest production adds added flavour to the opera’s tone with a Goth staging. The music with its incredible arias for the bass voice is Verdi at his finest.

Duration 3 h 30 min, 1 intermission
Performed in Italian, surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
  • Conductor Michael Güttler
  • Director Manfred Schweigkofler
  • Sets Walter Schütze
  • Costumes Heidi Wikar
  • Lighting design Olli-Pekka  Koivunen
  • Choreography Lotta Kuusisto

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