Il Trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Opera in four acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play »El trovador« (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez
Premiere: 1853 in Rome

"Mother, you are avenged!" The last words of the gypsy Azucena encompass the driving force behind Verdi's "Il Trovatore". The plot resembles a nightmare in which the dead of the past dominate the presence of the living. Thus, Azucena's revenge for her mother's death at the hands of Count Luna determines the fate of all the other characters. She drives a wedge between the brothers Manrico and Luna, and suffocates any possibility of love between Leonora and Manrico. Verdi's operatic masterpiece is staged by Philipp M. Krenn, whoses "Peter Grimes" received great praise from press and audiences alike. Alexander Joel conducts the Hessian State Orchestra.


Conductor Alexander Joel
Director Philipp M. Krenn
Stage Design Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Design Marianne Glittenberg
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Design Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc
Count di Luna Aluda Todua
Leonora Cristiana Oliveira
Azucena Vesselina Kasarova, Jordanka Milkova
Manrico Aldo di Toro, Aaron Cawley
Ferrando Young Doo Park
Ines Stella An
Ruiz Erik Biegel
Old Gypsy Christian Balzer / Aldomir Mollov
Messenger Keun Suk Lee / Patrick James Hurley
Chor, Extrachor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden