Arena di Verona

Il Trovatore

In Cinemas 12, 13 & 16 Sep 2020
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
  • A star shines brightly in the Arena! All the big stars of their time have sung here. From Callas and Corelli to Caballé and Domingo. Now it was time for Anna Netrebko. And she was superb.
    Flamand Olivier, OPERA GAZET

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.

Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.

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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