Join the International House Graduate Commons Program for this special trip to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where we will witness one of the most magnificent achievements in the history of opera: “Don Carlos” by Giuseppe Verdi.
Acknowledged by audiences and critics alike as one of the most magnificent achievements in the history of opera, Don Carlos masterfully reveals the private turmoil of very public personalities. In 16th-century Spain, King Philip II is torn apart by his own jealous suspicions that his son, crown prince Carlos, and Queen Elisabeth — Philip’s young wife and Carlos’s stepmother — are in love. The drama unfolds and washes over you with unforgettable intensity and thrilling musical splendor. The full stature of this epic opera will be revealed at Lyric as never before when performed in the full five acts, with the matchless eloquence of the opera’s original French text. Don Carlos is a tour-de-force experience for those who love Verdi in his prime.
- Language: Sung in French with projected English titles
- Running Time: 3 hours 50 minutes with 1 intermission
- Location: Lyric Opera House
This program is free and open exclusively to graduate students 21+ with a valid UCID. Spaces are limited. Registration is required.