Famed singers Ramón Vargas and Russell Braun makemuch-anticipated role debuts in this quintessentialItalian opera.
Watch other videos on COC Radio.
Excerpt from Il trovatore, Deutsche Grammophon 477 5915.Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionaledi Santa Cecilia, Carolo Maria Giulini, conductor.Plácido Domingo, Rosalind Plowright,Brigitte Fassbaender, Giorgio Zancanaro.
How to Order | Buy Tickets Now | Opera Under 30
Verdi’s Il Trovatore mesmerizes audiences
with its scorching tale of the vengeful
gypsy Azucena, her son Manrico’s
romance with the noblewoman Leonora,
and his rivalry with the Conte di Luna.
From the raucous Anvil Chorus to the
hair-raising tenor aria “Di quella pira,”
a superb cast will carry the opera to its
This acclaimed production sweeps the
audience into a sepulchral Romanesque
hall that is at once castle, gypsy camp and
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 45 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.
Conductor: Marco Guidarini
Director: Charles Roubaud
Set Designer: Jean-Noël Lavesvre
Costume Designer: Katia Duflot
Manrico: Ramón Vargas / Riccardo Massi
Leonora: Elza van den Heever
Azucena: Elena Manistina
Conte di Luna: Russell Braun
Production from Opéra de Marseille.
Top: Russell Braun as Conte di Luna in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Il Trovatore, 2012. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2012
Thumbnail: Ramón Vargas as Manrico and Elza van den Heever as Leonora in in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Il Trovatore, 2012. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2012