Il Trovatore

Sunday, March 12
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3hr 00mins // directed by:David Bösch // featuring:Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, Gregory Kunde, sung in Italian

Presented by the Royal Opera House. The first revival of David Bösch’s new production, conducted by Richard Farnes and starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, and Gregory Kunde.

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.

Il Trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret, and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos, and stirring choruses.


Conductor | Richard Farnes
Director | David Bösch
Music | Giuseppe Verdi


Count di Luna | Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Azucena | Anita Rachvelishvili
Leonora | Lianna Haroutounian
Manrico | Gregory Kunde