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Jan. 17 2018

02/03/18-Il Trovatore-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Il Trovatore

Sir David McVicar’s exhilarating production of Verdi’s thrilling depiction of life on the edge features Maria Agresta as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story. Marco Armiliato conducts.

  • SUNG IN ITALIAN
  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 51 MINS
  • photo credit: Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

CAST

CONDUCTOR Marco Armiliato

LEONORA Jennifer Rowley

Anita Rachvelishvili

AZUCENA Anita Rachvelishvili

Dolora Zajick

AZUCENA Dolora Zajick

MANRICO Yonghoon Lee

DI LUNA Quinn Kelsey

Luca Salsi

DI LUNA Luca Salsi

FERRANDO Štefan Kocán

Kwangchul Youn

FERRANDO Kwangchul Youn

World premiere: Teatro Apollo, Rome, 1853. Met premiere: October 26, 1883. Verdi’s turbulent tragedy of four characters caught in a web of family ties, politics, and love is a mainstay of the operatic repertory. The score is as melodic as it is energetic, with infectious tunes that are not easily forgotten. The vigorous music accompanies a dark and disturbing tale that revels in many of the most extreme expressions of Romanticism, including violent shifts in tone, unlikely coincidences, and characters who are impelled by raw emotion rather than cool logic.

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