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May. 17 2015

06/06/15 – Il Trovatore – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • by Giuseppe Verdi
  • In Italian with projected English texts
  • Approximate running time: 2hrs, 45 min


Primal passions. Potent music.

The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they’re both in love with Leonora — and they’re brothers without knowing it.

Emotions boil in an action-packed story that includes babies switched at birth, kidnapping, mistaken identity, poisoning, civil strife, witches burned at the stake, and a noblewoman who offers herself to a man she hates, to save the man she loves.

High drama and some of the most famous music Verdi ever composed — including the “Anvil Chorus”!

Il Trovatore is all about excitement — and this David McVicar show delivers it!” The Wall Street Journal

Lyric Opera production generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor, Julie and Roger Baskes, the Howard Family Foundation, and the Mazza Foundation.

Coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, and San Francisco Opera Association


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  • Yonghoon Lee


    Yonghoon Lee

    Yonghoon Lee portrays the courageous Manrico. Delivering visceral singing with a gorgeous tenor voice, “all the buzz about him is justified.” The New York Times
  • Amber Wagner


    Amber Wagner

    Amber Wagner: Her voice is voluptuous. Her talent is limitless. In demand around the world for major dramatic soprano roles, this Ryan Center alumna “is destined for greatness.” Chicago Sun-Times
  • Stephanie Blythe


    Stephanie Blythe

    Stephanie Blythe is a “gripping Azucena…using her dramatically exciting instrument to convey the Gypsy’s emotional trauma as she veers between anguish and anger.” San Francisco Chronicle
  • Quinn Kelsey

    Count di Luna

    Quinn Kelsey

    Quinn Kelsey is “unforgettable…power, scope, and theatrical flair so robust and forceful as to put everyone else in the shade.”
    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Andrea Silvestrelli


    Andrea Silvestrelli

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