Don Carlo
Stavros Niarchos Hall
Don Carlo
Opera - Giuseppe Verdi
December 2019 - January 2020
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Philippe Auguin

Graham Vick

Sets, costumes
Richard Hudson

Christos Tziogkas

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Filippo II
Alexander Vinogradov

Don Carlo
Marcelo Puente

Tassis Christoyannis (8, 15, 21, 28/12)
Dimitri Platanias (13, 19/12 & 2, 5/1)

The Grand Inquisitor
Rafal Siwek

A monk
Dimitris Kassioumis

Elisabeth of Valois
Barbara Frittoli (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
Cellia Costea (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

Princess Eboli
Ekaterina Gubanova (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
TBA (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

The Count of Lerma
Yannis Kavouras

Miranda Makrynioti

With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 35, 40, 50, 55, 60, 90 euros
Students, children: 15 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros

*Limited number of tickets of 2 euros, as part of the "One for One" programme.

Stavros Niarchos Hall

Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Available Dates

  • 08, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28 Dec 2019
  • 02, 05 Jan 2020

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Italian Opera Cycle

Starts at: 19.00 (Sundays: 18.30) | clock

The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.


Production sponsor

*The Italian 5-act version is presented (Modena version, 1886)

One of the most important operas of Verdi’s mature period returns to the Greek National Opera: Don Carlo, based on Friedrich Schiller’s play of the same title, shall be presented in its Italian five-act version (Modena, 1886) in a new production directed by the great opera director Graham Vick.

It is a grandiose opera full of impressive arias, duets and compelling ensembles, but at the same time also a work with deeply human characters, who struggle to achieve a balance between their feelings and duty. Its multi-level political dimension, with the conflict between secular power and church, and, at the same time, between liberalism and absolutism, was of particular interest to Verdi, especially at a time when the modern Italian state was being formed.

Multi-awarded director Graham Vick is internationally acclaimed for his experimental and subversive productions of classical and modern opera works. He has served as director of the Glyndebourne Festival and in the last years he runs the Opera of Birmingham, which has a very cutting-edge and modern artistic mark. At the same time, he directs at the biggest opera houses worldwide, such as, among others, in London, Paris, Milan, Vienna, New York, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Salzburg, Berlin, Zurich, Rome, Lisbon, Chicago, etc.

About his new direction for the GNO he notes: “King Philip II of Spain, master of the universe but not of his own soul, is disappointed in his Queen, disappointed in his son, disappointed in himself. Disappointed too in the love his younger wife and the idealist Marchese di Posa share for his troubled son; a love they will never feel for him. Left out even from the love of a pitiless God, humiliated at the feet of a fundamentalist priest, Philip comes to understand what led his father Charles V to renounce a throne an empire and all worldly attachment. ‘Vanity of vanities. All is vanity’”.


*As part of the "One for One" programme: With the purchase of one ticket of 35,00€, 30,00€ & 20,00€ it will be possible to buy one more ticket at the price of 2€ for children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18. The programme is valid for all the dates of the performaces.
The "One for One" programme is supported by the organization "Friends & Patrons SNFCC" ( with the kind sponsorship of:

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