05 - 07/11;Friday to Sunday;8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 400, 300, 200, 100

Production: Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government and Opera
Australia (Sydney)

Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano

Conductor: Lü Jia
Director: Elke Neidhardt
Set Designer: Michael Scott-Mitchell
Costume Designer: Judith Hoddinott
Lighting Designer: Nick Schlieper

Slovak National Theatre Chorus
The Macao Orchestra

Count di Luna, a nobleman in the service of the Prince of Aragon
Giovanni Meoni / Sebastian Catana (6/11), Baritones
Manrico, a troubadour and officer in the army of the Prince of Urgel
Renzo Zulian / Francesco Anile (6/11), Tenors
Azucena, a gypsy, supposedly Manrico’s mother
Elena Bocharova / Fedrica Proietti (6/11), Mezzo-sopranos
Leonora, a noble lady, in love with Manrico and courted by Di Luna
Liping Zhang / Mina Tasca Yamazaki (6/11), Sopranos

Ferrando, Luna’s officer Dmitry Belosselsky, Bass
Ines, Leonora’s confidante Tijana Grujic, Soprano
Ruiz, Manrico’s henchman Jim Price, Tenor
An old gypsy Terence Murphy, Bass
A messenger Lei Siu Hong, Tenor

Opera Australia closes the 24th MIMF with this audience favourite, in which fast-paced action is propelled by an irresistible stream of melody that boasts one hit tune after another. Verdi’s favourite themes of destiny and desire are woven through this suspenseful story of a corrupt count, a dashing officer and a gypsy who plots to avenge her mother’s wrongful death. With innovative direction by Elke Neidhardt and featuring striking stage design, this production of Il Trovatore joins together a world class cast of powerful voices and promises an evening that you will not want to miss!

“[D]irector Elke Neidhardt followed the magnificence of her 1997 Tannhäuser for Opera Australia with a world-beating account of
Il Trovatore .”
Humphrey Dennis McQueen

Duration: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval
With surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

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