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Il trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
from Fri 25.09.2020 to Tue 13.10.2020
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House

Il trovatore

 

Il trovatore (The Trobadour), premiered in Rome in 1853, is a panel of Verdi’s so told ‘popular trilogy’ alongside Rigoletto and La traviata. Themes of obsession, revenge, family and civil war are conveyed through fiery dramatic contrasts. The towering character is the gypsy Azucena, a social outcast. Verdi, who by this time had trespassed the belcanto traditions, pushed the dramaturgy of this opera to the very brink of current taste, so that some critics ridiculed the plot as confused and hardly plausible. Yet the music is transcendent. Leonora’s “Tacea la notte placida” in Act I, the Anvil Chorus and Azucena’s ballad “Stride la vampa” in Act II, the cabaletta “Di quella pira” for Manrico in Act III are among the highlights of this dark masterpiece.


CAST

Conductor Daniele Callegari
Director Lorenzo Mariani
Sets & costumes William Orlandi
Light designer Christian Pinaud

 

Il conte di Luna Luca Micheletti
Leonora Roberta Mantegna
Azucena Silvia Beltrami
Manrico Piero Pretti
Ferrando Simon Lim

 

La Fenice Choir and Orchestra
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

English surtitles
La Fenice production
co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma

The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval

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