Houston Grand Opera presents Don Carlos
Don Carlos, with intense passions and a majestic score, is the quintessential grand opera. King Phillippe II of Spain dissolves the engagement of Don Carlos, his son, and Elisabeth de Valois by marrying the French princess himself.
The ensuing drama pits father against son, crown against church and conscience against loyalty. Verdi's music heightens emotions in this sweeping drama set during the turbulence of 16th-century Europe.