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Chorus of Don Carlo

In review: Don Carlo

We are now into week five of our 2019 festival and each of our operas have received four or five star reviews.

Read a selection of press and audience reactions below.

This production of Don Carlo was part of our 2016 festival, returning this year as a revival.

The critics

“One of the most satisfying productions of Verdi’s grand opera around” ★★★★½ Planet Hugill

“Gripping political drama, powerfully sung” ★★★★ Bachtrack

“A compelling cast makes this a truly unmissable reprise. This is undoubtedly one of the most memorable productions of one of Verdi’s finest operas.” Seen and Heard International

Leonardo Capalbo (Don Carlos) and Brett Polegato (Rodrigo). Credit: Robert Workman

Leonardo Capalbo (Don Carlos) and Brett Polegato (Rodrigo). Credit: Robert Workman

Clive Bayley (King Phillip II) and Leonardo Capalbo (Don Carlos). Credit: Robert Workman

The audience

“What a triumph of casting, staging and performance. Grange Park Opera just gets better and better”.

“I have never heard such amazing clarity of voice and instrument in any opera in any country before, it blew me away.”

“We cannot commend this Don Carlo ardently enough. Here is Verdi’s operatic masterpiece, brilliantly conducted, with splendid orchestral playing, stunning singing and vocalism and great acting.”




Don Carlo image gallery