GIUSEPPE VERDI

Il Trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera in four parts, with libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, is part of Italy’s most popular trio of operas (along with Rigoletto and La traviata). The opera has a complex story, with dramatic contrasts typical of Verdi’s works dating from the mid-nineteenth century. The first performance of opera, in Rome in 1853, was hailed as a great success.

The plot is set in Spain at the turn of the 15th century. At the beginning, the story tells of the younger son of the old Count di Luna being kidnapped by a gypsy (Azucena) to avenge her mother’s death, condemned because she had cast an evil spell. The plot then tells of the love story between Leonora, a young noble lady with whom the young Count di Luna is enamoured, and the troubadour Manrico. A tale of jealousy, fires, duels and lies, only to discover the true identity of the Troubadour – the kidnapped son of the Count – too late to avoid the tragic end.

A new production of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna
with the Teatro Regio di Parma and Change Performing Arts

22 | 23 | 24 | 26 | 27 | 29

January 2019

Teatro Comunale

EVENT CONCLUDED

PRESENTING PARTNER:

PRODUCTION, STAGE AND LIGHTING DESIGN

TUE | 22 | JAN | Series Prima | H: 20.00
WED | 23| JAN | Series B | H: 20.00
THU | 24 | JAN | Serief A | H: 20.00
SAT | 26| JAN | Series P | H: 18.00
SUN | 27 | JAN | Series D | H: 15.30
TUE | 29 | JAN | Series C | H: 18.0

CAST

CONTE DI LUNA

22 | 24 | 27

CONTE DI LUNA

23 | 26 | 29

LEONORA

Guanqun Yu

22 | 24 | 27

LEONORA

23 | 26 | 29

AZUCENA

22 | 24 | 27

AZUCENA

23 | 26 | 29

MANRICO

22 | 24 | 27

MANRICO

23 | 26 | 29

FERRANDO

UN VECCHIO ZINGARO

RUIZ | UN MESSO

COMPOSER

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi is universally known as one of the most important composers of opera and one of the greatest composers ever. Although the composer’s musical influence on his successors was limited, Verdi’s works are still some of the most well known and most performed in theatres worldwide, and in particular his “popular trio” of operas: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853) and La traviata (1853).

CO-DIRECTOR

NICOLA PANZER

STAGE DESIGN ASSISTANT

STEPHANIE ENGELN

LIGHTING DESIGN ASSISTANT

SOLOMON WEISBARD

COSTUME DESIGN

JULIA VON LELIWA

MAKE UP

MANU HALLIGAN

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

GIOVANNI FIRPO

DRAMATURGY

JOSÉ ENRIQUE MACIÁN

CHOIR CONDUCTOR

ALBERTO MALAZZI

In cooperation with ‘Scuola di Teatro di Bologna Alessandra Galante Garrone’