Don Carlos

Grand opera in 5 Acts

 

Houston Grand Opera

by Giuseppe Verdi

Text by Joseph MÉry and Camille Du Locle
Based on Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller

 
   

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This was a co-production between the Welsh National Opera and Canadian Opera Company of the original 5 Act version of Don Carlos, sung in French. 

The first performance of this production was by the WNO at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 17th September 2005.

It was subsequently played by the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto during October and November 2007 with a substantially different cast. 

The Houston Grand Opera production opened on 13th April 2012 and played in repertoire until the 28th April.

 

Creative Team

Conductor – Patrick Summers
Director – John Caird
Set Designer – Johan Engels
Costume Designer – Carl Friedrich Oberle
Lighting Designer – Nigel Levings
Movement Director – Denni Sayers
Assistant Director/Choreographer – Tim Claydon
Chorus Master – Richard Bado
Assistant Conductor – Craig Kier
Musical Preparation – Peter Pasztor, Craig Kier, Bénédicte Jourdois & Patrick Harvey
Language Consultant –  Pierre Vallet
Surtitles – Mena Mark Hanna

Stage Management

Stage Manager – Jessica Mullins
Assitant Stage Managers – Christopher Staub, Sara Nowina & Katrina Bachus

 

CAST

Elizabeth de Valois – Tamara Wilson
Thibault – Lauren Snouffer
Don Carlos – Brandon Jovanovich
Comte de Lerme – Boris Dyakov
The Spirit of Charles V – Oren Gradus
Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa – Scott Hendricks
Philippe II – Andrea Silvestrelli
Princess Eboli – Christine Goerke
Voice from Heaven – Brittany Wheeler
Grand Inquisitor – Samuel Ramey
Forester – Mark Diamond
Herald – Scott Quinn
Comtesse D’Arenberg – Judith Irvington
Flemish Deputies – Leslie Biffle, David Bracken, Sean Elgin, Douglas Henshaw, Brooks Horn & Brian Speck

Actors – Brandon Balque, Jenny Hoofnagle, Judith Irvington, Jack Ivy, Brandon Kankel, Renilda Krisanto, Kenny Pleasant, Bryan Sutton

WITH THE HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS