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Royal Opera House Live: Il Travatore

31st Jan 2017 @ 19:15 - 22:15


Live screening

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi | Conductor: Richard Farnes | Director: David Bösch

Il trovatore is probably best known for its ‘gypsy’ music – the Anvil Chorus, Azucena’s ‘Stride la vampa’ and Manrico’s heroic ‘Di quella pira’ are key examples. But Verdi wrote wonderful music for all four of his leads, with the ‘aristocratic’ ‘Il balen del suo sorriso’ for the Count, and Leonora’s prayer ‘D’amor sull’ali rosee’ among a host of thrilling ensembles and chorus numbers. German director David Bösch, celebrated for his theatrical productions for Munich and Frankfurt among others, makes his UK debut with this new production for The Royal Opera. The opera’s themes of jealousy, revenge and love play out against a hauntingly beautiful, wintry landscape that has been riven by war.


Music Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Salvadore Cammarano
Director David Bösch
Set designer Patrick Bannwart
Costume designer Meentje Nielsen
Lighting designer Olaf Winter
Associate lighting designer 2 Nick Havell
Performed byThe Royal Opera


Conductor Richard Farnes
Leonora Lianna Haroutounian
Manrico Gregory Kunde
Ferrando Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Azucena Anita Rachvelishvili
Count di Luna Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ines Francesca Chiejina
Ruiz Samuel Sakker
Chorus Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master TBC
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


31st Jan 2017
19:15 - 22:15
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