LA Opera’s 2018-19 season opens this Saturday (9/22) with the company’s original production of Don Carlo conducted by James Conlon. As Don Carlo, superstar Ramón Vargas returns to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly two decades, with Plácido Domingo as his heroic best friend, Rodrigo. Click here to see the full schedule.
James also wrote a blog about the production:
“The blend of history and personal drama, bathed in richly austere colors, gives [Don Carlo] a unique status amongst [Verdi’s] works … Verdi had always stretched his own boundaries. His capacity and willingness to do so goes a long way to explain the monumental transformation of Italian opera that he accomplished, and the heritance that he left in the world.” Click here to read the full entry.