PBS to Present Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’ From Metropolitan Opera

By David Salazar
(Credit: Ken howard)

PBS has announced that it will start broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “Don Carlos” on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

The Verdi opera stars Sonya Yoncheva, Jamie Barton, Matthew Polenzani, Eric Owens, John Relyea, and Étienne Dupuis.

Of the production, OperaWire’s Francisco Salazar noted that while the production did not really present the “original” French version of the opera, it yielded solid performances from its leads. The review noted that Dupuis was the standout and “the baritone established his kinship with Matthew Polenzani’s Don Carlos with tenderness and a loving embrace. During the duet ‘Le voilà! C’est l’Infant!,’ the two sang with ringing voices and strength. Dupuis gave Polenzani’s Carlos valor as he was forced to accept the loss of Elisabeth. This opening duet established a relationship that became the center of the opera and which one felt most aligned with.”

PBS is set to present a number of other works from the Met Opera stage including “Turandot,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” and “Hamlet.”