Il trovatore


Verdi Il trovatore opera to libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare. Directed 2017 by Revival Director Julia Burbank after David Bösch. Stars Lianna Haroutounian (Leonora), Gregory Kunde (Manrico), Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena), Vitaliy Bilyy (Luna), and Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Ferrando), Francesca Chiejina (Inez), Samuel Sakker (Ruiz). Richard Farnes conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus. Set and video designs by Patrick Bannwart; costume design by Meentje Nielsen; lighting by Olaf Winter and associate Nick Havell. Directed for TV by Bridget Caldwell. Released in 2018, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Here's a YT clip giving you some idea about the wild designs in this production. There were 4 different casts, so we don't know for sure if all the singers shown here are the same as on the Blu-ray disc. Our impression would be that the signing in this production was better received than the staging. You might want to do further research before springing for this. If you have seen this disc, we would love to hear from you.