Don Carlos

Don Carlos

With his life work Don Carlos, based on the theater classic by Friedrich Schiller, Giuseppe Verdi composed a sensual tragedy about the impossible love between the Spanish king's son Carlos and his young stepmother Elisabeth.In exchange for peace with France, she married Carlos' father, the harsh Philip II. If there is someone who can help Carlos from his self-chosen role as a victim, then it is his loyal friend Rodrigo, who, under the threat of his life, works for the terrorized and rebellious Flanders of Spain. A dangerous game of political interests and amorous intrigues arises.