August 2, 2013
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor
CAST: Ferruccio Furlanetto (King Philip II); Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlo); Mariusz Kwiecien (Rodriqo); Anja Harteros (Elisabeth de Valois); Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Eboli); Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor)
Fresh from its latest appearance on the Covent Garden stage, in London, this production features an all-star, international cast -- including tenor Jonas Kaufmann in one of his signature roles -- in one of Verdi's most beautiful, if perplexing operas.