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Blood brothers, separated at birth, become deadly rivals in love and in war. A mother, burnt at the stake for bewitching a child, is avenged by her gypsy daughter. A beautiful aristocrat sacrifices her honour to save the man she loves. The hot Spanish passions of these interwoven stories are distilled by Verdi into a score which for sheer tunefulness and vocal glory has no equal in his entire output. The immortal love songs of the principal characters contrast with the Anvil Chorus, the Soldiers Chorus and the matchless tension of the Miserere to create the essence of Italian opera. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: 3 hours.

Performers Marco Berti (Manrico), Fiorenza Cedolins (Leonora), Irina Mishura (Azucena), Lado Ataneli (Count di Luna), Arutjun Kotchinian (Ferrando), James Edwards (Ruiz), Elizabeth Woollett (Ines).
Music Verdi. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Teatro Real (Madrid). Director Elijah Moshinsky. Design Dante Ferretti. Costume Anne Tilby. Lighting Howard Harrison. Director William Hobbs (fight director). Conductor Edward Downes.

Il trovatore

Il trovatore (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T073766286. Details of all Il trovatore archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1962

Archive Listings

3 May 04
to
22 May 04
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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