Opéra de Paris

Il Trovatore

In Cinemas 8, 9, 10 & 13 Apr 2016
Conductor
Daniele Callegari
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Cast
Hui He, Marcelo Àlvarez, Ludovic Tézier, Ekaterina Semenchuk
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Alex Ollé
Set Design
Alfons Flores
Duration
2h55 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opera Bastille, Paris 11 Feb 2016
4 stars. Blazes bright! Easily the finest Trovatore I have heard live. As fine a cast as any international house can muster. Superb.
Max Pullinger, BACHTRACK

New Production! Alex Ollé directs a dream cast. Rather than true characters – excepting perhaps Azucena the Gypsy (Ekaterina Semenchuk), who guards the secret that will destroy them all – Verdi’s music portrays almost abstract figures consumed by passion. Hui He, as the sacrificial heroine Leonora, is accompanied by Marcelo Àlvarez as Manrico and Ludovic Tézier as Il Conte di Luna.

Please note programme change: due to illness, Chinese soprano Hui He replaces the originally billed Anna Netrebko as ‘Leonora’ in the Opéra de Paris cinema broadcast of Il Trovatore this Season. Read more about Hui He here.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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