Met’s stirring ‘Don Carlo’ a production that should last the next 30 years

By David Rubin [CNY CafÈ Momus, 13 December 2010]
Don Carlo, Verdi’s sprawling historical drama of doomed love, colonial tyranny, and church-state relations during the Inquisition, based on a poem by Schiller, has been a pivotal opera in the history of the Met over the last 60 years.