Il trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi


Dramma lirico in vier Teilen | Text von Salvadore Cammarano und Leone Emmanuele Bardare nach »El trovador« von Antonio García Gutiérrez | In italienischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln

Einführung 45 Min. vor Vorstellungsbeginn im Konzertfoyer


Lyric drama in four parts | Text by Salvadore Cammarano and Leone Emmanuele Bardare after »El trovador« by Antonio García Gutiérrez | In Italian with German supertitles

Even before our story starts, disaster is already running its course: Azucena is said to have killed old Count Luna’s son in revenge for her own mother’s death, burned at the stake as a witch. But in her delirium, she murders her own son. Manrico, the brother of the young count, survives and is raised by Azucena, who believes she is raising her own biological child. Now the brothers face each other as rivals, competing for the same woman. Jealousy and thoughts of revenge drive the Count to the extreme. As the drama escalates, a cruel showdown ensues. Will the truth see the light of day?

Revenge and jealousy are the driving forces behind this eerily beautiful opera. In an uncanny coda to the opera’s creation, librettist Salvadore Cammarano died suddenly while putting on Trovatore’s finishing touches. And the music Giuseppe Verdi composed to Cammarano’s text is as bleak as it is stirring: Verdi incorporated vocal climaxes and large tableaux, creating enticing contrasts to the darkness. “When you go to India or Central Africa, you will hear the Trovatore,” the composer spoke confidently about his work – and he was right. Alongside Rigoletto and La traviata, Il trovatore became part of Verdi’s so-called trilogia popolare.
Antonino Fogliani
Antonino Fogliani Musikalische Leitung
Jakob Peters-Messer
Jakob Peters-Messer Inszenierung
Markus Meyer
Markus Meyer Bühne
Sven Bindseil
Sven Bindseil Kostüme
Michael Röger
Michael Röger Licht
Thomas Eitler-de Lint
Thomas Eitler-de Lint Choreinstudierung
Nele Winter
Nele Winter Dramaturgie
Roberta Mantegna
Roberta Mantegna Leonora
Marina Prudenskaya
Marina Prudenskaya Azucena
Sandra Maxheimer
Sandra Maxheimer Ines
Gaston Rivero
Gaston Rivero Manrico
Dario Solari
Dario Solari Conte di Luna
Dan Karlström
Dan Karlström Ruiz
Alvaro Zambrano
Alvaro Zambrano Ruiz
Sejong Chang
Sejong Chang Ferrando
Randall Jakobsh
Randall Jakobsh Ferrando