The first performance of this production was by the WNO at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 17th September 2005.
It opened at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto on 12th October 2007.http:/http://open.spotify.com/album/5wZ4ub3IRkbz9AnY21dus5/open.spotify.com/track/7nM2YNZ4UTNTVvTKpdnTPh
The Houston Grand Opera production opened on 13th April 2012 and played in repertoire until the 28th April.
The music director and chief conductor of COC, the much-loved and admired Richard Bradshaw, was instrumental in setting up the co-production deal with WNO. He was to have conducted the opera but he died suddenly and unexpectedly a few weeks before rehearsals began.
The excellent Paolo Olmi stepped in at short notice to replace him on the podium, but Richard was dreadfully missed – as he still is by all his friends and colleagues.
|Set Designer||Johan Engels|
|Costume Designer||Carl Friedrich Oberle|
|Lighting Designer||Nigel Levings|
|Movement & Associate Director||Denni Sayers|
|Chorus Master||Sandra Horst|
|Assistant Conductor||Derek Bate|
|Surtitles Producer||Gunta Dreifelds|
|Music Staff||Albert Krywolt|
|Assistant Director||David Adams|
|Language Coach||Rosemarie Landrie|
|Stage Manager||Jenifer Kowal|
|Production Artwork||– Johan Engels|
|Production Photographs||Bill Cooper|
|Elisabeth de Valois||Adrianne Pieczonka|
|Don Carlos||Mikhail Agafonov|
|Philipe II||Terje Stensvold|
|Le Comte de Lerme||Jason Collins|
|Un Moine||Zdenek Plech|
|Rodrigue, Marquis de Posa||Scott Hendricks|
|La Princesse Eboli||Guang Yang|
|Un Herault||Adam Luther|
|Voix dans le ciel||Virginia Hatfield|
|Le Grand Inquisiteur||Ayk Martirossian|
|La Comtesse d'Aremberg||Cynthia Won|
|Flemish Deputies:||Alexander Hajek](http://www.deanartists.com/vocal/baritone/328-alexander-hajek.html), Niculae Raiciu, Andrew Stewart, [Justin Welsh](http://www.deanartists.com/vocal/baritone/299.html?task=view), [Jon-Paul Decosse|
|The role of Elizabeth de Valois was played at one performance by Joni Henson|