Il trovatore (in semi-scenic form) - Teatro La Fenice


Il trovatore (in semi-scenic form)
Giuseppe Verdi
from Fri 02.10.2020 to Sun 04.10.2020
La Fenice Opera House
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Il trovatore

in semi-scenic form

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.


Conductor Daniele Callegari
Director Lorenzo Mariani


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

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