Classical host Gregg Whiteside discusses DON CARLOS with Meridee Duddleston.
A long war between France and Spain winds down with a peace treaty. A cross-border royal marriage solidifies the deal. Over the course of the next several hours, Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi tests the limits of a king’s power, the good intentions of a jealous princess, and the loyalty of a dear friend. Underscoring it all, are the righteous fury of the Spanish Inquisition and the unfulfilled love of Spain’s Don Carlo and the virtuous Elizabeth of France, culminating in one puzzling conclusion.