Verdi’s epic five-act opera is a story of love, separation and politics between Spain and France during the 16th century.
Conducted by Antonio Pappano, with the Orchestre de Paris and Choeur du Théâtre du Châtelet
First performance: 11th March 1867 at the Académie Impériale de Musique, Paris
Cast: José van Dam, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson, Karita Mattila, Waltraud Meier
Directors: Yves-André Hubert