Opera in 4 acts
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano (completed by Leone Emanuele Bardare), after the play ‘El Trovador’ by Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez
World premiere: January 19th 1853, Teatro Apollo Rome, Italy
Trovatore has the reputation to be the most impossible opera storyline for non Italians. In this production our creative team has succeeded in bridging this gap. They put all focus on the characters and the motivations of the lead persons and made the difficult storyline ‘visible’ by using a strong choreography of choir and ballet and eliminating all folklore. The scenery and costumes are not set in a specific time or place to making sure that the audience can concentrate on the essence.
Trovatore is a story about the revenge a gypsy woman (Acuzena) is seeking and the love of two men (Manrico & Count di Luna) for the same woman (Leonora).
The two men, not knowing that they are brothers, separated after their birth, are sworn enemies.