Arena di Verona

Il Trovatore

In Cinemas Screenings suspended
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra Dell'Arena Di Verona
Luca Salsi (Il Conte di Luna), Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena), Yusif Eyvazov (Manrico), Riccardo Fassi (Ferrando), Elisabetta Zizzo (Ines), Carlo Bosi (Ruiz), Corps de Ballet
Giuseppe Verdi
Franco Zeffirelli
Set Design
El Camborio
2h53 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Arena di Verona, Verona 29 Jun 2019
Official Event Listing

Opera in four acts (1853)

Making her debut at the Verona Arena, the world's largest open-air opera theatre, Anna Netrebko leads a superb cast for the late Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Verdi’s searing masterpiece, captured live at the 97th Opera Festival.

Together with Rigoletto and La TraviataIl Trovatore ('The Troubadour') forms what is commonly known as Verdi’s "popular trilogy". His favourite themes of destiny and desire are threaded through a tale of star-crossed lovers, Leonora (Netrebko) and Manrico (Yusif Eyvavoz), whose fate is intertwined with  that of the Count di Luna (Luca Salsi) and the gypsy Azucena (legendary American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick), who sets the dramatic events in motion.


Due to the temporary closure of cinemas, in line with The Australian Government's mandate on Sunday 22nd of March, screenings of this production have been suspended.

Advance ticketholders who purchased online will be contacted directly by the venue to arrange a refund. If you purchased in-person at the box office, you may need to contact the venue directly. 

We hope to be able to reschedule sessions of this production for later in 2020. Please register for the Palace Opera & Ballet newsletter for updates.

(updated 11am Mon 23 March)

Arena di Verona

Constructed in 30 AD between the rule of Augustus and that of Claudio, Arena di Verona is the largest Roman amphitheatre still in use, and every summer is transformed into the world’s largest open-air theatre.

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