Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

The most popular opera of its time and acclaimed since its creation, Il Trovatore single-handedly illustrates the magic of opera. Returning to the stage of the Opéra Bastille in a production by Àlex Ollé, one of the six artistic directors of the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus, this opera with its numerous twists and turns has all the ingredients of a cloak-and-dagger novel, including castles, soldiers, burnings at the stake, and outlaws... Àlex Ollé has chosen to set Il Trovatore in the context of the First World War, thus justifying the extreme situations which the characters have to face: love, jealousy, hate and the desire for vengeance… Based around Antonio García Gutiérrez’s Spanish classic El Trovador ( 1836), the intense, complex libretto is transcended by the beauty of the singing and the director’s turbulent yet visionary vitality.

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Coproduction with De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam
Conductor: Daniele Callegari
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

A production of the Paris National Opera - Telmondis - Mezzo
With the support of the Orange Foundation, sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts.
Et avec le concours du Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

Director: Vincent Massip

© Opéra national de Paris - Telmondis - Mezzo - 2016

Creative team

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
D’après Antonio García Gutiérrez
Director: Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
Set design: Alfons Flores
Costume design: Lluc Castells
Lighting design: Urs Schönebaum

Cast

Il conte di Luna : Ludovic Tézier
Leonara : Hui He
Azucena : Ekaterina Semenchuk
Manrico : Marcelo Alvarez
Ferrando : Roberto Tagliavini
Ines : Marion Lebègue
Ruiz : Olelsiy Palchykov
Un vecchio zingaro : Constantin Ghircau
Un messo : Cyrille Lovighi

Visuel © Charles Duprat / OnP

Il Trovatore

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  • Le Trouvère

    Opéra le plus populaire de son temps, encensé dès sa création, Le Trouvère illustre à lui tout seul la magie du genre lyrique. De retour sur la scène de l’Opéra Bastille dans la mise en scène de Àlex Ollé, l'un des six directeurs artistiques du collectif catalan La Fura dels Baus, cet opéra aux m...

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