Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Apr. 24, 26m, 29, May 1, 3m, 2015 | Academy of Music
Opera at the Academy

Family ties don't always bind.

Sometimes it’s peace, not war, that tests a man’s loyalty. Elizabeth, the centerpiece of an uneasy treaty between France and Spain, ignites a love triangle of epic proportions. While brokered to King Philip II of Spain, it is his son Don Carlo who possesses her heart. Now they must choose: loyalty or their lives? Bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as the tyrannical and despondent King Philip II, while Dimitri Pittas, Leah Crocetto, and Michelle DeYoung make their company debuts in a powerhouse cast.


Academy of Music
Part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance Schedule:

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Estimated Running Time:

Approximately three hours and 7 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission


Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Production underwritten in part by Ms. Barbara Augusta Teichert.

New Production
Co-production with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera