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Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona

A monumental staging by legendary director Franco Zeffirelli brings superstar Anna Netrebko to the Arena where she is giving her much-anticipated debut.

  • Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona © C Major Entertainment

  • Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona | Copyright: © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

    Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

  • Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona | Copyright: © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

    Il Trovatore – Anna Netrebko at Arena di Verona © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

It’s an event that draws many thousands of music lovers to one of the most beautiful cities in the world every summer: the opera season at the ancient Arena di Verona. The 2,000-year-old roman amphitheatre with its gigantic stage dimensions is one of the largest and best preserved Roman constructions of its kind. And with over 22,000 seats it is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular open-air venues of the world!

The revered master of opera Franco Zeffirelli, who died shortly before the premiere of Il Trovatore, created a legendary scenery with groups of giant sized armoured knights, a fortress turning into a luminous cathedral, an enormous choir, horses, and breathtaking fights: “his perhaps best arena production” (Opernglas).

It brings Anna Netrebko to the Arena of Verona where she is giving her much-anticipated debut in one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular operas. Next to Anna Netrebko as Leonora performs Verdi accomplished baritone Luca Salsi as Count di Luna, and Yusif Eyvazov returns to the Arena as his powerful-voiced opponent Manrico. MET star Dolora Zajick as Azucena and young rising Italian bass Riccardo Fassi as Ferrando join the prestigious ensemble.
“Zeffirelli gives to the arena what it merits: a colourful, multifaceted staging in which impressive mass scenes alternate with intimate moments [...]” (Der Neue Merker);
“Unforgettable” (Verona Settegiorni);

Original title Il Trovatore
Genre Opera
Recording location Arena di Verona, June 2019
Duration 157 mins
Video format 4K
Production Company A production of UNITEL, ZDF/3sat in coproduction with Fondazione Arena di Verona in cooperation with Bel Air Media and france télévisions
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of the Arena di Verona
Conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi
Choir Chorus of the Arena di Verona
Stage Director Franco Zeffirelli
Choreography by Lucia Real after El Camborio
Dance Company Ballet of the Arena di Verona
Soloist Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Luca Salsi, Dolora Zajick, Riccardo Fassi, Elisabetta Zizzo

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