Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy
Family ties don't always bind
Sometimes it’s peace, not war, that tests a man’s loyalty. Elisabeth, 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 Eric Owens makes his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II alongside Dimitri Pittas, Leah Crocetto, and Michelle DeYoung in their company debuts. Troy Cook and Morris Robinson round out a powerhouse cast in this new production directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Music Director Corrado Rovaris.
Dates are Apr - May 2015.
|Fri, Apr 24
|Sun, Apr 26
|Wed, Apr 29
|Fri, May 1
|Sun, May 3
Approx. 3 hrs and 7 mins.
Includes a 20 min intermission.
Production underwritten in part by Ms. Barbara Augusta Teichert
Co-produced with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera
Cast & Creative Team
The forces behind the drama
- Andrew Lieberman * Set Design
- Thomas Hase * Lighting Design
- Constance Hoffman * Costume Design
- David Zimmerman Wig & Make-Up Design
- Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
- Amanda Consol Assistant Director
- Jenny Harber Stage Manager
- Becki Smith Assistant Stage Manager
- Jen Shaw Assistant Stage Manager
- *Opera Philadelphia debut
Giuseppe Verdi was born in Italy in 1813, prior to Italian unification. Verdi produced many successful operas, including La Traviata, Falstaff and Aida, and became known for his skill in creating melody and his profound use of theatrical effect. His rejection of the traditional Italian opera for integrated scenes and unified acts earned him great fame.
Giuseppe Verdi died on January 27, 1901, in Milan. Composing over 25 operas throughout his career, he continues to be regarded today as one of the greatest Italian composers. His works have reportedly been performed more than any other performer's worldwide. Read more of Verdi's story.