Back to School at FamilyEducation.com

Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Don Carlo: Royal Opera House

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Program
Release Date:January 18, 2010
Running time:199 minutes
Cast:Rolando Villazón, Marina Poplavska, Simon Keenlyside, Ferruccio Furlanetto
Director:Nicholas Hytner
Writer:Giuseppe Verdi

Description: Opera doesn't come much grander that Verdi's Don Carlo, arguably his greatest work, in the Royal Opera's highly acclaimed 2008 production by Nicholas Hytner.An all star cast is led by Rolando Villazón in the title role, Marina Poplavskaya as his stepmother Elizabeth of Valois, with whom he has fallen in love, and Ferruccio Furlanetto as his father, Philip II of Spain (who was nominated for an Olivier award for this performance). Around this tragic central triangle, complicated by the intervention of Princess Eboli, is the conflict between authoritarian religion, represented by the Grand Inquisitor, and Simon Keenlyside's liberal Marquis of Posa. Spectacle and intimacy combine in an in-depth exploration of the powerful impact on the fate of the nations.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Printable Fall Fun To-Do List
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities for your whole family.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, exam time, or just because, get care package ideas to brighten her day.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!