Screening direct from the prestigious 80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Verdi’s grand opera about love, ambition and intrigue is set in 16th-century Spain, The story follows Carlos Prince of Asturias (Fabio Sartori), who is betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (Julianna Di Giacomo), the daughter of France’s King Henry II. However, for political reasons, Elizabeth is promised to Carlos’ father, Philip II of Spain instead... Zubin Mehta will conduct.
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Cast: Fabio Sartori, Julianna Di Giacomo. Duration: Approx 3h40. Sung in French, with English subtitles.
10.30am Sun 25 June