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The Royal Opera House: IL TROVATORE ( Verdi)
Sun, 18th June, 2023 @ 14:00pm - 17:25pm£8 – £14
Screening Via Satellite
A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.
★★★★★“Cruelty played out with anarchic imagination Adele Thomas’s visually arresting production mixes levity with tragedy, as fervent orchestral play is matched by expressive singing from a fine cast.” The Guardian Full Review
★★★★“Mezzo Jamie Barton is astonishing in Royal Opera’s sparkling staging. Adele Thomas’s production invests Verdi’s work with madcap humour.” i
Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.
★★★★“Really something special” The Stage
Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including one interval)
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano
Director: Adele Thomas
Designer: Annemarie Woods
Lighting designer: Franck Evin
Choreographer: Emma Woods
Conducted by: Antonio Pappano
Manrico: Yusif Eyvazov
Count di Luna: Ludovic Tézier
Azucena: Jamie Barton
Ferrando: Roberto Tagliavini
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A co-production with Opernhaus Zürich