“DON CARLO” in Vancouver

 PRESENTS:

 


GIUSEPPE VERDI

First VO production in 40 years!
A magnificent drama of a king’s brutal power and a son’s brash rebellion
In Italian with English SURTITLES™

May 3, 8, 10, 11 (matinée), 2014
Evening performances 7:30pm.
Matinée performances 2:00pm.
OPENS May 3, 2014!

►In the war-torn 16th century, peace between France and Spain is secured when a French princess, Elisabeth de Valois, is given in marriage to Spain’s King Philip. The King’s son, Carlo, is shattered, for he is in love with her. When Carlo dares to defend the Flemish people from Philip’s persecution, he incites both his father’s fury and the awesome authority of the Grand Inquisitor. Believing that he has been doubly betrayed, Philip arrests Carlo and Elisabeth. In the dramatic final scene at the tomb of Charles V, a ghostly friar rescues Carlo from the wrath of Church and State.

Spectacular on a grand scale and also extraordinarily intimate, Don Carlo is one of Verdi’s most impressive works. His orchestral colours are brilliant, his choruses are powerful, and his music for the monstrous yet very human king, the terrifying Inquisitor, and the heroic lovers is magnificent.

This production will be the Milan version: 4 acts without the Fontainebleau scene

► All performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
► Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 minutes (including one intermission)
 

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Conducted by JONATHAN DARLINGTON

JONATHAN DARLINGTON
CONDUCTOR

 

Directed by PAUL PEERS

PAUL PEERS
DIRECTOR

 

Don Carlo ANDREA CARE

ANDREA CARE
DON CARLO

Elisabeth JONI HENSON

JONI HENSON
ELISABETH

 

Eboli MARY PHILLIPS

MARY PHILLIPS
EBOLI

 

Rodrigo BRETT POLEGATO

BRETT POLEGATO
RODRIGO

 

King Philip PETER VOLPE

PETER VOLPE
KING PHILIP

 

The Grand Inquisitor GREGORY FRANK

GREGORY FRANK
THE GRAND INQUISITOR

 

Friar

TBA
FRIAR

 

Tebaldo KRISTIN HOFF

KRISTIN HOFF
TEBALDO

 

Count Lerma MARTIN SADD

MARTIN SADD
COUNT LERMA

 

Celestial Voice MELANIE KRUEGER

MELANIE KRUEGER
CELESTIAL VOICE

 

Royal Herald

TBA
ROYAL HERALD

 

Chorus Director / Associate Conductor LESLIE DALA

LESLIE DALA
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR / CHORUS DIRECTOR

 

Lighting Designer GERALD KING

GERALD KING
LIGHTING DESIGNER

 

Musical Preparation KINZA TYRRELL

KINZA TYRRELL
MUSICAL PREPARATION

 

  TINA CHANG

TINA CHANG
MUSICAL PREPARATION

 

  KIMBERLEY-ANN BARTCZAK

KIMBERELY-ANN BARTCZAK
MUSICAL PREPARATION

 

Stage Manager SHEILA MUNN

SHEILA MUNN
STAGE MANAGER

 

Fight Director TBA

TBA
FIGHT DIRECTOR

 

Assistant Director FANNY GILBERT-COLLET
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