In the 2016-2017 season, the Bolshoi Theater will be showing one of the most popular operas of all time: Don Carlos. It is a five-act opera which was composed by the great Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Joseph Mery and Camille du Locle. The play will be performed on December 6-11, 2016, and then on March 22-26, 2017. On December 7th and December 10th there will be a special cast of actors:
- Ildar Abdrazakov - Phillipe II, the King of Spain
- Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Rodrigue
- Hibla Gerzmava - Elisabeth de Valois
- Ekaterina Gubanova - Princess Eboli
Ticket prices are expected to go up for these two dates, so make sure to buy them ahead of time. For fans, Ildar Abdrazakov will be performing in the same role in the spring of 2017 at the Royal Opera in London and then in Münchner Opernfestspiele in Munich.