Royal Opera House
Verdi’s Il trovatore
Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Soon a terrible secret from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.
Starring Marina Rebeka, Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Riccardo Massi, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. On the podium, Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, featuring the famous Anvil chorus.