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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All scenes from Don Carlo

Arias from Don Carlo
Duets from Don Carlo

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Carlo il sommo imperatore

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Al chiostro di San Giusto

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
4E lui desso l'infante

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
5Questo arcano dal Re

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
8Io l'ho perduta

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
10Sotto ai folti immesi abeti

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Thibault
11Canzone del velo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
12Nel giardin del bello saracin

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
13La Regina!

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitative,trioVoice: Br Mz SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
17Perduto ben mio sol tesor

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
18Oh! Carlo oh Carlo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Thibault/Philip II
20Non pianger mia compagna

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
21Restate! presso alla mia persona

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
23Quest e la pace che voi

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Rodrigue
25Intermezzo 3

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
26A mezzanotte ai giardin

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
27Sei tu sei tu bell adorata

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Eboli
28Ve ignoto forse ignoto ancora

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
35Sciusa or sia la porta

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Royal Herald
36Nel posar sul mio capo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II
38Sire egli e tempo chio viva

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II
41Il grande inquisitor!

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor/Philip II
42Nell hispano suol mai

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Inquisitor
43Giustizia giustizia Sire!

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

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

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

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth
47Ah! piu non vedro

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
48O don fatale o don crudel

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
49O mia Regina io t'immolai

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
50Son io mio Carlo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
52Che parli tu di morte?

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
53O Carlo ascolta

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
54Io morro ma lieto in core

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
55Mio Carlo a te la spada

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
57Tu che le vanita

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
58Francia nobile suol

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
59E dessa! un detto un sol

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
60Un detto un sol

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Carlo
61Ma lassu ci vedremo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor
64Di quale amor di quale quanto

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
65De quels transports poignant et doux

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
66L'inverno e lungo

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
67Qui di freddo e fame si muore

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
68Amici ritorniamo al lavoro

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
69Sentite la? La tromba chiama

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: aria,choirVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
70Amici che mi chiedete

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
71O signora che Dio vi doni

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
72Fontainebleau! Foresta immensa

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
73Il suon del corno alfin nel bosco

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
75Inni di festa klieti echeggiate

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth