The international cast, led by Jonas Kaufman in the title role, includes several Polish singers: Krzysztof Bączyk as the Monk and Michał Partyka, Tomasz Kumięga and Andrzej Filończyk as three Flemish envoys.
The sets have been designed by Małgorzata Szczęśniak, one of Poland’s leading stage designers.
“Don Carlos” is Warlikowski’s fifth production at the Paris Opera. His previous productions there include “King Roger” by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski in 2009.
At 52, Warlikowski is regarded as one of Europe’s most acclaimed directors.
In addition to his work in Poland as artistic director of Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre, he has carved out a fine career in opera, directing at Berlin’s Staatsoper (Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress”), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”), and the Dutch National Opera (Berg’s “Wozzeck”).
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