The classic 19th-century Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi comes to the Lyric Opera of Chicago November 17th and plans to stay for 7 exciting performances!
“Hot-blooded tale of love, jealousy, and retribution” is how the official press release describes this popular live production. The realistic characters in “Il Trovatore” promise to fascinate the audience. The cast includes “bold and courageous Manrico (Russell Thomas), his beloved lady Leonora (Tamara Wilson), the fiery Count di Luna (Artur Ruciński) who covets Leonora, and the wild, obsessed Azucena (Jamie Barton), whose terrible secret is central to the story”.
Director Roy Rallo, conductor Marco Armiliato, Lyric Opera Orchestra and Lyric Opera Chorus (prepared by chorus master Michael Black) are some of the many talent people bringing Sir David McVicar’s coproduction back to life.
The press release also boasts that “Game of Thrones” fans will be drawn to the Italian opera. “Il Trovatore” performances dates are Nov. 17, 21, 25, 30 and Dec. 3, 6, 9 (including matinees Nov. 21, 25, and Dec. 9) at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group and Lyric Opera for the press release.