Filippo II in Paris

From October 25 until November 23, René Pape stars as Filippo II in Verdi’s Don Carlo, a role for which he’s received great critical acclaim. After his San Francisco performances, the Bay Area Reporter hailed his portrayal of Filippo, remarking that “Pape’s expressive range is complete, his timing incisive and alarmingly immediate.”

The rest of the stellar cast features Roberto Alagna and Michael Fabiano sharing the role of Don Carlo, Étienne Dupuis as Rodrigo, Vitalij Kowaljow as the Grand Inquisitor, Aleksandra Kurzak and Nicole Car in the role of Elisabetta di Valois, Anita Rachvelishvili as Princess Eboli and Eve-Maud Hubeaux as Tebaldo. Fabio Luisi leads from the pit.