Houston Grand Opera broadcasts continue on Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, November 24th, with a performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppi Verdi, to a French language libretto by Camille du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller. The performance will run approximately three hours and eighteen minutes. Patrick Summers conducts.
Houston Grand Opera presents the Verdi masterpiece in its full five acts and in French. (The opera is referred to as Don Carlo when it is performed in Italian.) King Philippe II of Spain dissolves his son's engagement by appropriating his bride-to-be, the French princess Elisabeth de Valois. The ensuing drama pits father against son, crown against church, and conscience against loyalty. This quintessential grand opera is based on historic characters from sixteenth-century Spain.
A Forester: Mark Diamond
Elisabeth de Valois: Tamara Wilson
Don Carlos: Brandon Jovanovich
Thibault: Lauren Snouffer
Count Lerme: Boris Dyakov
The Spirit of Charles V: Oren Gradus
Rodrigue: Scott Hendricks
Princess Eboli: Christine Goerke
Philippe II: Andrea Silvestrelli
Royal Herald: Scott Quinn
A Celestial Voice: Brittany Wheeler
The Grand Inquisitor: Samuel Ramey