Don Carlo

Sunday, September 7
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3hr 54mins // directed by:Peter Stein // featuring:Jonas Kaufmann, sung in Italian

From the Salzburg Festival. With its epic scale, Don Carlo lacks the dramatic concision of Verdi’s later works, while maintaining a unique structure that builds over its five acts, with the monumental auto-da-fé at the center.

A stellar cast ­ including Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, and Thomas Hampston and the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Antonio Pappano make this drama of love and freedom into a triumph acclaimed by ecstatic applause. Working with the orig