Verdi’s Epic Drama Don Carlo Returns to the Met Stage,
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducting a Cast Led By
Yonghoon Lee in the Title Role
New York, NY (March 24, 2015) – Verdi’s sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30 for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the conflicted title hero, with Ferruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing Philip II; Barbara Frittoli as his lover, Elisabeth de Valois; Ekaterina Gubanova as Elisabeth’s tormented lady-in-waiting, Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo’s friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor.
The April 15 performance will star rising dramatic soprano Lianna Haroutounian in her Met debut as Elisabeth opposite Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura as Don Carlo and Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva in her Met debut as Eboli. Krasteva will also sing the role on April 18, 22, and 25. Luca Salsi, currently starring at the Met as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, will sing Rodrigo on April 15 and 22.
Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: March 30, April 2, 6, 11mat, 15, 18mat, 22, 25. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 4 hours, 35 minutes, including two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Don Carlo are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.