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Don Carlos [1867]

Opera: Work details

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Music title: Don Carlos (1867)
Librettist: Joseph Méry
Librettist: Camille du Locle
Translator: Achille de Lauzières
Work definition: Opera in five acts
Title notes: Also known in Italian as 'Don Carlo'
After: After the dramatic poem 'Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien' by Friedrich von Schiller
Language: Italian
Notes: This opera exists in two versions: the original 1867 work in five acts and an 1884 version in four acts. Both were written to a French libretto, but also exist in an Italian translation by Achilee de Lauzières (with revisions by Angelo Zanardini for the 1884 version). In 1886 Verdi restored the 1867 first act to the 1884 version.
World premiere: 11 March 1867, Opéra, Paris
ROH premiere: 4 June 1867, Royal Italian Opera
Related work: Don Carlos [1884-86]
Performances not linked to a production
28 June 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
28 June 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 July 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
6 July 1988 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London