National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) to Present ‘Don Carlo’

By David Salazar

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) in Taiwan is set to present Verdi’s “Don Carlo” starting on Oct. 27, 2022.

The opera, which will run through Oct. 30, 2022 for a total of four performances, will be conducted by Wen-pin Chien. The production by Stefano Mazzonis Di Pralafera (Gianni Santucci will be the revival director) will star Irakli Kakhidze and Matteo Falcier in the title role.

As Elisabetta audiences will hear Li Keng and Nina Muho while the role of Filippo II will be interpreted by Taihwan Park and Sergii Kovnir. Bay-yu-his Wu and Marcelo Rosiello will alternate as Rodrigo while Jo-pei Wong and Gosha Kowalinska will take turns as Eboli. Rounding out the cast will be Ramaz Chikviladze and Ming-mou Hsieh as the Grand Inquisitor and the Friar, respectively.

There will be pre-talks prior to all four performances on the second floor of the opera house. This production is a co-production with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.