Royal Opera

Il Trovatore

In Cinemas 24, 25 & 26 Feb & 1 Mar 2017
Richard Farnes
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Lianna Haroutounian (Leonora), Gregory Kunde (Manrico), Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena), Vitaliy Bilyy (Count di Luca), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Ferrando), Francesca Chiejina (Ines), Samuel Sakker (Ruiz)
Giuseppe Verdi
David Bösch
Set Design
Patrick Bannwart
3h7 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 31 Jan 2017
Official Event Listing

International superstars Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, Vitaliy Bilyy and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in the first revival of David Bösch’s new production of Verdi's searing tragic opera.

This atmospheric and poetic staging sets the story 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. Verdi’s exceptionally fine music captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses. Richard Farnes conducts.

Please note programme change: Ukranian baritone Vitaliy Bilyy will make his Royal Opera debut as Count di Luna, having previously sung the role for the Metropolitan Opera; Opéra National de Paris and Bavarian State Opera. He replaces the originally billed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who withdrew due to illness. 

Screening at all locations, excl. State & Riverside.


Royal Opera

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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