La Scala

Don Carlo

In Cinemas 27, 28 & 31 Jan 2024
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Francesco Meli (Don Carlo), Anna Netrebko (Elizabeth of Valois), Michele Pertusi (Philip II, King of Spain), Luca Salsi (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Jongmin Park (The Grand Inquisitor), Jongmin Park (A monk), Elīna Garanča (Princess Eboli), Elisa Verzier (Thiabult)
Giuseppe Verdi
Lluís Pasqual
Set Design
Daniel Bianco
3h30 incl. an interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 7 Dec 2023
Official Event Listing
  • Beautiful and enchanting. The cast comprised the opera world's finest talents, each excelling in their respective roles. Anna Netrebko, portraying Elisabetta di Valois, stood out with a timbre which has hardly ever sounded so supple, so full, so velvety.
    Laura Servidei, BACHTRACK
    Unforgettable. Nothing short of a slam dunk, a true gem of a team that exceeded expectations in every way imaginable. These are likely to be performances that will be talked about for years to come.
    Francisco Salazar, OPERAWIRE

Opera in four acts (1884)

New Production! Palace Opera & Ballet is delighted to present La Scala’s official season opening gala performance, the most prestigious and anticipated annual event of the Italian musical calendar.

This year, Lluís Pasqual and maestro Riccardo Chailly bring Verdi and Schiller's captivating story of political intrigue, love and betrayal to the stage in a brand new production, featuring a suberb luxury cast.

The opera revolves around the titular 16th century crown prince of Spain (Francesco Meli), and his relationships with his father King Philip II (Michele Pertusi), his stepmother Queen Elisabeth of Valois (Anna Netrebko), and his close friend Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (Luca Salsi).

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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