Il Trovatore - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Il Trovatore

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille - from 21 January to 17 February 2023

    Charles Duprat / OnP

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Il Trovatore

Opéra Bastille - from 21 January to 17 February 2023

Il Trovatore

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

Opéra Bastille - from 21 January to 17 February 2023

2h55 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 21 Jan. 2023


In few words:

In the wake of Rigoletto, Verdi’s one aspiration was to do something new. Yet despite his eagerness, the project of adapting the Spanish playwright Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez’s El Trovado, a play with a rocambolesque plot set in medieval Spain and featuring troubadours along with a gypsy’s curse, inspired his librettist, Salvatore Cammarano, with only mild enthusiasm. However, Verdi succeeded in transcending this story of love and death through the vertiginous beauty of his music: since its first performance in 1853, this particularly inspired work has become one of the mainstays of the repertoire. Thanks to the clarity of his staging, set amid the noise and fury of a fratricidal war, Àlex Ollé makes night, castles, soldiers, pyres and eternal hatred instantly believable.


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

Il Trovatore

24 min


Il Trovatore


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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)

About the work

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  • There is in Il Trovatore a power and an evidence that immediately made it a classic.

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