Verdi’s opera will be performed in its 1884 Italian version with the production by Stephane Braunschweig inaugurated in Japan in 2008. It is conducted by Fabio Luisi, with Rene Pape in the role of Philip II of Spain and Martina Serafin as his wife Elisabeth. Fabio Sartori sings Don Carlo, the Infante, in love with his step-mother Elisabeth. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, tel. 0272003744, www.teatroallascala.org.
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