Juraj Valčuha conducts Verdi's Don Carlo – with Elīna Garanča
Teatro San Carlo, Naples
Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha presides over an all-star cast in this performance of Verdi's dark middle-period masterpiece Don Carlo – presented in the five-act Italian version – from Naples's fabled Teatro San Carlo. American tenor Matthew Polenzani sings Don Carlo, torn apart by his love for Elisabetta (Aylin Pérez), whom fate forces into a loveless marriage with Carlo's father, King Phillip II. Two of today's greatest singers complete the cast: Elīna Garanča as the beautiful Princess Eboli, and Ludovic Tézier as Carlo's friend Rodrigo. Claus Guth's psychologically astute direction explores the torments, passions and sense of duty that drive the drama in this powerful performance of one of the grandest of all grand operas.
- Cassandre Berthon (Soprano), Elīna Garanča (Mezzo-Soprano), Giorgi Manoshvili (Bass), Ailyn Peréz (Soprano), Michele Pertusi (Bass), Matthew Polenzani (Tenor), Maria Sardaryan (Soprano), Massimo Sirigu (Tenor), Luigi Strazzullo (Tenor), Ludovic Tézier (Baritone), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Bass)
- Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo , Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
- Juraj Valčuha