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Worldwide role-debut for Plácido Domingo

Author: Wiener Staatsoper

Verdi’s Don Carlo with a star-studded cast live on the square and live at home.

  • Oper live am Platz | Copyright: © Wiener Staatsballett/Michael Pöhn

    Oper live am Platz © Wiener Staatsballett/Michael Pöhn

  • Ramón Vargas as Don Carlo | Copyright: © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

    Ramón Vargas as Don Carlo © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo stands out as one of the highlights of the Vienna State Opera’s repertoire in June. Shortly after his 50th anniversary on the stage of the Vienna State Opera, KS Plácido Domingo will give his worldwide role-debut as Posa. As in the premiere in 2012, KS Ramón Vargas and KS Krassimira Stoyanova will appear as Don Carlo and Elisabetta; KS Ferruccio Furlanetto will sing the role of Filippo II. The Italian four-act version of the opera is conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

All three performances will be broadcast on the video wall in front of the opera house where they can be seen live on the square. Guests and visitors can stop by and enjoy the opera on a summer evening in a relaxed atmosphere – for free!

The performance on June 21st can also be experienced all over the world through the live streaming programme WIENER STAATSOPER live at home (live or at your personal prime time within 72 hours). Owners of a Samsung SUHD- or UHD-TV can experience the stream in exceptional UHD-HDR-quality via the Wiener Staatsoper App.

Already Friedrich Schiller’s source text for Don Carlo not merely unfolds the unhappy story of an impossible love and the conflict between two generations, but also heavily criticises political and societal structures; Verdi knew how to dramatise the plot through his inimitable musical opulence.

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
11 | 15 | 21 June 2017, 6 p.m.

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