Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) Length: 2:45 hours
Italian Opera in Four Acts
Music by Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901)
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Based on the play El Trovador (1836)
First performed in January 1853 in Rome
Three plots of love, war and revenge intertwine in one of Giuseppi Verdi’s most popular operas. Melody after melody soars through this romantic classic about a gypsy’s revenge, a son’s abduction, and a border-war in Northern Spain in the fifteenth century. Sung in Italian with piano, chorus and English surtitles.
STARRING: Metropolitan Opera stars Hugo Vera (Manrico) and Nathan Herfindahl (Count di Luna). Also starring Kirsten Hoiseth Thayer (Leonora), Colleen Brooks (Azucena), Jeffrey Beruan (Ferrando) and Tricia Van Ee (Inez). With Craig Fields (guest musical director/conductor) and Lara Bolton (piano)