Arena di Verona

Il Trovatore

In Cinemas 17, 18, 19 & 22 Apr 2020
Conductor
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra
Orchestra Dell'Arena Di Verona
Cast
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
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Set Design
El Camborio
Duration
Approx.2h45 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.

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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