Don Carlo

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Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Joseph Méry, and Camille du Locle. Translated into Italian by A. Ghislanzoni.

Premiere:

French version in five acts: 11 March 1867, Pari

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Carlo Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Carlo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Don Carlo

Don Carlos is a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French language libretto by Camille du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien ("Don Carlos, Infante of Spain") by Friedrich Schiller. The opera is most often performed in Italian translation, usually under the title Don Carlo. The story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568), after his betrothed Elisabeth of Valois was married instead to his father Philip II of Spain as part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551-1559 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois. It was commissioned and produced by the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra (Paris Opera) and premiered at the company's theatre, the Salle Le Peletier, on 11 March 1867.
Over the following twenty years, cuts and additions were made to the opera, resulting in a number of versions being available to directors and conductors. No other Verdi opera exists in so many versions. At its full-length (including the ballet and the cuts made before the first performance), it contains about four hours of music and is Verdi's longest opera.

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Roles in Don Carlo

Philip II Bass
Don Carlo Tenor
Rodrigue Baritone
The Grand Inquisitor Bass
Elisabeth Soprano
Princess Eboli Mezzo-Soprano
Thibault Soprano
A Voice from Heaven Soprano

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Carlo il sommo imperatore Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Al chiostro di San Giusto Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
4E lui desso l'infante Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
5Questo arcano dal Re Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rodrigue
6Ascolta! le porte dell asil Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
7Dio che nell'alma infondere Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
8Io l'ho perduta Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rodrigue
9Io la vidi ai suo sorriso Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
10Sotto ai folti immesi abeti Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Thibault
11Canzone del velo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
12Nel giardin del bello saracin Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
13La Regina! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth/Thibault/Rodrigue
14Che mai si fa nel suol francese Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Eboli/Rodrigue
15Carlo che sol il nostro amore Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitative,trioVoice: Br Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Eboli/Elisabeth
16Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
17Perduto ben mio sol tesor Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
18Oh! Carlo oh Carlo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Carlo
19Il Re! Perché sola e la Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Thibault/Philip II
20Non pianger mia compagna Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
21Restate! presso alla mia persona Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Rodrigue
22O Signor di Fiandra arrivo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
23Quest e la pace che voi Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Philip II
24Oso lo sguardo tuo penetrar Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Rodrigue
25Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
26A mezzanotte ai giardin Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
27Sei tu sei tu bell adorata Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Eboli
28Ve ignoto forse ignoto ancora Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Carlo
29Pieta! che disse mai? Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rodrigue/Eboli
30Al mio furor sfuggite Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Carlo/Rodrigue
31Ed io che tremava suo aspetto Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-3

Type: trioVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Rodrigue/Carlo
32Trema per te falso figluolo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo/Eboli
33Carlo se mai su te fogli Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
34Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
35Sciusa or sia la porta Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Royal Herald
36Nel posar sul mio capo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Elisabeth
37Ne l'ora estrema ancora Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II
38Sire egli e tempo chio viva Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II/Elisabeth/Rodrigue
39Ciel tu Rodrigo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
40Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II
41Il grande inquisitor! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor/Philip II
42Nell hispano suol mai Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Inquisitor
43Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
44Ardita troppo voi favellate Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Elisabeth/Rodrigue/Eboli
45Ah! si maledetto sospetto fatale Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Eboli/Rodrigue/Elisabeth
46Pieta perdon per la rea che si pente Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth
47Ah! piu non vedro Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
48O don fatale o don crudel Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
49O mia Regina io t'immolai Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
50Son io mio Carlo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
51Per me giunto e il di supremo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
52Che parli tu di morte? Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
53O Carlo ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
54Io morro ma lieto in core Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
55Mio Carlo a te la spada Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Count of Lerma/Carlo/Inquisitor
56Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
57Tu che le vanita Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
58Francia nobile suol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
59E dessa! un detto un sol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
60Un detto un sol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Carlo
61Ma lassu ci vedremo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
62Si per sempre! io voglio Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Elisabeth/Carlo/Inquisitor
63Il duole della terra Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor
64Di quale amor di quale quanto Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
65De quels transports poignant et doux Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
66L'inverno e lungo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
67Qui di freddo e fame si muore Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
68Amici ritorniamo al lavoro Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
69Sentite la? La tromba chiama Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: aria,choirVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
70Amici che mi chiedete Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
71O signora che Dio vi doni Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
72Fontainebleau! Foresta immensa Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
73Il suon del corno alfin nel bosco Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Thibault/Elisabeth
74Al mio pie perché Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
75Inni di festa klieti echeggiate Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth