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.
Cast and Creatives
Count di Luna Ludovic Tézier
Azucena Jamie Barton
Ferrando Roberto Tagliavini
Leonora & Manrico TBC
Music Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Salvadore Cammarano
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Directors Adele Thomas
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 3 hours 25 minutes, including one interval.
This is a cinema event. Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House