Rolando headlines Don Carlo at Deutsche Oper Berlin
On April 23, Rolando Villazón sings the first of three performances as Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he recently stage-directed Puccini’s La Rondine. In one of his acclaimed signature roles, Rolando stars opposite Anja Harteros as Elisabeth of Valois on April 23 and opposite Kristin Lewis on April 30 and May 3. Anna Smirnova sings Princess Eboli, Etienne Dupuis is heard as Rodrigo, and Giacomo Prestia sings Carlos’s father, King Philip of Spain. Donald Runnicles conducts Marco Arturo Marelli’s production.