Opera

Verdi's Il Trovatore

Alvis Hermanis (stage director), Daniele Rustioni (conductor) — With Franco Vassallo (Il Conte di Luna), Maria Agresta (Leonora), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Azucena), Marcelo Álvarez (Manrico) ...

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Cast

Alvis Hermanis — Stage director
Franco Vassallo — Il Conte di Luna
Maria Agresta — Leonora
Ekaterina Semenchuk — Azucena
Marcelo Álvarez — Manrico
Kwangchul Youn — Ferrando
Marzia Castellini — Ines
Massimiliano Chiarolla — Ruiz
Ernesto Panariello — Un Vecchio Zingaro
Giuseppe Bellanca — Un messo
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Daniele Rustioni — Conductor

Program notes

To stage Verdi's Il Trovatore, according to Arturo Toscanini, you need to bring together the four best singers in the world. This stunning production at Milan's La Scala unites four luminaries of today's opera scene to great effect: with his lilting legato, Marcelo Álvarez (Manrico) does justice to the opera's bel canto character; Franco Vassallo brings assurance and flair to the Count di Luna; Maria Agresta (Leonora) effortlessly rises to the challenges of the score; and Ekaterina Semenchuk (Azucena) also masters the most difficult notes. With the fastidious Daniele Rustioni leading La Scala's world-class orchestra, the music leads the action apace, resounding alongside the hall's legendary chorus and amid monumental sets and decor in this sublime production of one of the world's favorite operas.

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Venue: Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)
Production date: 2014
Duration: 2 h 24 min
Production: © Teatro alla Scala
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD