Il Trovatore

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For better or worse, Verdi’s Il Trovatore has everything a prototypical, or even a stereotypical opera is often assumed to have: Brilliant vocal lines – and a weirdly implausible plot. Compelling dramatic action – and a basically incomprehensible plot. Shatteringly beautiful music – and a totally ridiculous plot. You get the idea. Or, more to the point, you might listen to the opera and not get the idea. For all its beauties, Trovatore can be that confusing.

Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ from Houston Grand Opera (via NPR)

 

Join Music Director John Mario di Costanzo for a preview of the Tri-Cities Opera’s production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

Leonora: Victoria Cannizzo
Azucena: Sarah Kennedy
Inez: Emily Geller
Manrico: Kirk Dougherty
Il Conte di Luna: Robert Heepyoung Oh
Ferrando: Matthew Samluk

Stage Director: Laura Alley

 

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