Carlo Cornaglia's depiction of Act IV (the original Act V) in the 1884 La Scala production
Hampson in June 2014
Giuseppe Verdi, about 1870
Title page of a libretto for performances at the Teatro Pagliano in Florence in April–May 1869 which used the Italian translation by Achille de Lauzières
Jean Morère, the original Don Carlos
Francesco Tamagno, the Don Carlo in the 1884 Italian version
The historical Don Carlos - portrait by Sofonisba Anguissola, 1560
The historical Elizabeth of Valois, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565
Set design by Carlo Ferrario from the première of the Milan version, Act I, Scene 2 (Act II, Scene 2 in the unrevised version)
The historical Princess of Eboli, Ana de Mendoza, by unknown artist
Baril Gédéon, "Il Maestro Verdi", cartoon by Le Hanneron, 14 March 1867. (Museum of the Paris Opera)
Marie Sasse as Elisabeth
Costume design for Charles V, act 5
Poster depicting the death of Rodrigo in the King's presence

The center of his Verdi repertoire remains Posa in Don Carlo, Germont in La traviata, the title roles in Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra, and more recently also Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal and Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca.

- Thomas Hampson

The performance by the Paris cast (March 1996), was conducted by Antonio Pappano with Roberto Alagna as Don Carlos, Karita Mattila as Elisabeth, Thomas Hampson as Rodrigue, José Van Dam as Philippe II and Waltraud Meier as Eboli.

- Don Carlos
Carlo Cornaglia's depiction of Act IV (the original Act V) in the 1884 La Scala production

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John Caird in January 2011

John Caird (director)

English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas.

English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas.

John Caird in January 2011

In 2005 he directed Verdi's Don Carlos at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

The singers were Paul Groves, Kwangchul Youn, Thomas Hampson, Daveda Karanas and Tomas Tomasson.