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Verdi: Il Trovatore from Royal Opera House

Author: C Major Entertainment

The first revival of David Bösch’s Royal Opera production of Verdi's masterpiece "Il Trovatore".

  • Verdi: Il Trovatore  | Copyright: © Catherine Ashmore

    Verdi: Il Trovatore © Catherine Ashmore

  • Verdi: Il Trovatore  | Copyright: © Catherine Ashmore

    Verdi: Il Trovatore © Catherine Ashmore

  • Verdi: Il Trovatore  | Copyright: © Catherine Ashmore

    Verdi: Il Trovatore © Catherine Ashmore

Conducted by Richard Farnes, "Il Trovatore" strikingly pulls out the opera's prominent themes of jealousy, revenge and love against a hauntingly beautiful wintry landscape. The superb international cast includes Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian, American tenor Gregory Kunde, Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili and Ukrainian baritone Vitaliy Bilyy. "Many are the directors who have refused the challenge of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, and one can hardly blame them... At least David Bösch has had a bash. He makes his Covent Garden debut with a production that promises something a little different – a dreamlike environment, designed by Patrick Bannwart. His imagery works wonders, creating an atmosphere in which the canons of ordinary reality do not apply.“ (The Daily Telegraph)

Original title Verdi: Il Trovatore
Genre Opera
Recording location Royal Opera House, 2017
Duration 140 mins
Production Company Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor Richard Farnes
Choir Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Stage Director David Bösch
Soloist Lianna Haroutounian, Gregory Kunde, Vitaliy Bilyy, Anita Rachvelishvili, Alexander Tsymbalyuk

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