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The Royal Opera House: IL TROVATORE  ( Verdi)

Sun, 18th June, 2023 @ 14:00pm - 17:25pm

£8 – £14


For Il Trovatore


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

Leonora: TBC

Manrico: Yusif Eyvazov

Count di LunaLudovic Tézier

AzucenaJamie Barton

FerrandoRoberto Tagliavini

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

A co-production with Opernhaus Zürich



Sun, 18th June, 2023
14:00pm - 17:25pm
£8 – £14
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Liz Still