Verdi: Don Carlo
SPANISH INQUISITION! TYRANNY! STAKE! LOVE! MALE FRIENDSHIP! SELF-SACRIFICE! LIBERTY! DEATH!
Philip II, King of Spain (bass) - a lonely tyrant who needs a hug
Elisabeth of Valois, his wife (soprano) - married the father, loves the son
Don Carlo, his son (tenor) - Do you think Hamlet sucks as he never does anything? Try Carlo.
Princess Eboli, lady-in-waiting (mezzo-soprano) - loves Carlo. Sleeps with Philip.
Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (baritone) - idealistic, noble-hearted freedom fighter, most likely Enjolras' Spanish Doppelgänger
Grand Inquisitor (bass) - super evil old high priest
Monk (bass) - Philip's dad in disguise
Warnings: Complicated relationships. Some bad words.