The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Tue 13 June 7:15pm
Director: Adele Thomas
Conducted by: Antonio Pappano
A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.
Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.
Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.