Don Carlos

November 09. 2022 - November 25. 2022

Upcoming Dates

November 09. 2022 - November 25. 2022

Lyric premiere of five-act version Don Carlos


Acknowledged by audiences and critics alike as one of the most magnificent achievements in the history of opera, Don Carlos masterfully reveals the private turmoil of very public personalities. In 16th-century Spain, King Philip II is torn apart by his own jealous suspicions that his son, crown prince Carlos, and Queen Elisabeth — Philip's young wife and Carlos's stepmother — are in love. The drama unfolds and washes over you with unforgettable intensity and thrilling musical splendor. The full stature of this epic opera will be revealed at Lyric as never before when performed in the full five acts, with the matchless eloquence of the opera's original French text. Don Carlos is a tour-de-force experience for those who love Verdi in his prime.

  • Language: Sung in French with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 3 hours 50 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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Maestro Enrique Mazzola is generously sponsored by the following members of the Enrique Circle: Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

The Enrique Circle is comprised of Lyric's most dedicated supporters who are committed to championing Maestro Enrique Mazzola's exciting artistic vision and legacy.

Lyric's premiere of Verdi's Don Carlos in five acts is presented by Julie & Roger Baskes with additional support from Production Sponsors Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation, Josef & Margot Lakonishok and Sonia Florian.

Meet the artists

* Lyric debut

A production of Oper Frankfurt

Photo: Javier del Real/Teatro Real