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Don Carlo

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi

Conducted by James Conlon

September 22 – October 14, 2018

An original LA Opera production

At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco

"Verdi’s grandest yet darkest opera has the potential to be his most depressing, but when it is performed well—as in LA Opera’s confident season-opening revival, a veritable torrent of thrilling singing—the audience leaves the theater exhilarated."

Simon WilliamsOpera News

Opening the 2018/19 season, Don Carlo was conducted by James Conlon in a revival of an original LA Opera production. The production marked the company’s fifth season of annual live simulcasts—Opera in the Park and Opera at the Beach—with a free high-definition broadcast transmitted to audiences at the Santa Monica Pier and at Sylmar’s El Cariso Community Regional Park. The company also presented an additional sold-out concert performance of Don Carlo at the Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University.


Don Carlo
Ramón Vargas
Elisabeth de Valois
Ana María Martínez
Plácido Domingo
Princess Eboli
Anna Smirnova
King Philip II (Sep 22-29)
Ferruccio Furlanetto
King Philip II (Oct 4-14)
Alexander Vinogradov
Grand Inquisitor
Morris Robinson
Celestial Voice
Liv Redpath
Taylor Raven
Count di Lerma

Creative Team

James Conlon
Ian Judge
Stage Director
Louisa Muller
John Gunter
Tim Goodchild
Rick Fisher
Chorus Director
Grant Gershon
Kitty McNamee

Behind the Curtain: Soprano Ana Maria Martinez with Christopher Koelsch

Production made possible with generous support from The Blue Ribbon. Special additional support from Joyce and Aubrey Chernick. Placido Domingo's appearance made possible by generous support from The Eva and Marc Stern Principal Artists Fund. Opening night simulcasts made possible through generous support from Los Angeles County and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Video production made possible with special support from Michael and Jane Eisner and The Eisner Foundation.

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