For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi?s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Conductor Patrick Furrer leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Elisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens and John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Etienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi?s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

  • 5 hr 15 minNR
  • Mar 26, 2022
  • Opera

Cast & Crew

  • Sonya YonchevaActor

  • Matthew PolenzaniActor

  • Eric OwensActor

  • Etienne DupuisActor

  • Jamie BartonActor

  • John RelyeaActor

  • David McVicarDirector

  • Event DirectorDirector