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Le Trouvère

Opéra Bastille - from 21 January to 03 March 2021

Sales open on 15 September 2020 at 12h00

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Le Trouvère

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

Sales open on 15 September 2020 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 21 January to 03 March 2021

2h55 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

About

In few words:

The most popular opera of its time and acclaimed since its creation, Il Trovatore single-handedly illustrates the magic of opera. Returning to the stage of the Opéra Bastille in a production by Àlex Ollé, one of the six artistic directors of the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus, this opera with its numerous twists and turns has all the ingredients of a cloak-and-dagger novel, including castles, soldiers, burnings at the stake, and outlaws...
Àlex Ollé has chosen to set Il Trovatore in the context of the First World War, thus justifying the extreme situations which the characters have to face: love, jealousy, hate and the desire for vengeance… Based around Antonio García Gutiérrez’s Spanish classic El Trovador ( 1836), the intense, complex libretto is transcended by the beauty of the singing and the director’s turbulent yet visionary vitality.

Characters

Ferrando: Captain of the Count di Luna’s guard
Leonora: Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon
Ines: Leonora’s confidante
The Count di Luna: A young nobleman of Aragon
Manrico: A troubadour, he is Count di Luna’s political rival and rival in love
Azucena: A gypsy, believed to be Manrico’s mother
Ruiz: A partisan of Manrico

  • Opening
  • First part 75 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 70 mn
  • End

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Audio clips

Il Trovatore (saison 17/18) - Leonora (Jennifer Rowley)

Il Trovatore (saison 17/18) - Leonora (Jennifer Rowley)

Il Trovatore (saison 17/18)- Manrico (Yusif Eyvasov)

Il Trovatore (saison 17/18)- Azucena (Ekaterina Semenchuk)

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