Il Trovatore


Il Trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)

22/09/1998 in Antwerp - 15/10/1998 in Ghent

  • Olga Romanko
  • Mikhail Dawidoff
  • Tomas Tomasson
  • Corinne Romijn
  • Eric Raes
  • Musical direction: Marc Piollet
  • Director: Christopher Alden
  • Il Conte di Luna: Ned Barth
  • Leonora: Olga Romanko
  • Azucena: Barbara Dever
  • Manrico: Mikhail Dawidoff

Several of Giuseppe Verdi's operas drew inspiration from Spanish culture. Based on the chivalric drama "El Trovador" by Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez, "Il Trovatore", together with "Rigoletto" and "La Traviata", forms what is known as Verdi's 'trilogia popolar'. Using a kaleidoscopic sequence of richly imaginative scenes, Verdi tells the story of two rival lovers who in the end turn out to be brothers. The mixture of personal conflicts with social and political tensions in this dark and fateful drama heralds the many-layered dramas of "Don Carlo" and "Otello".


Surtitles: Dutch.




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