ROH: Il Trovatore

Dir: Adele Thomas
Cast: Yusif Eyvazov, Ludovic Tézier, Jamie Barton, Roberto Tagliavini
180mins   2023   12A   Italian    Subtitled   

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including one interval)