A gypsy woman is burnt at the stake accused of bewitching one of Count di Luna’s twin sons. Her daughter, Azucena, vows to avenge her death and acts impulsively with tragic consequences. 15 years later, the new Count di Luna pursues Leonora, but she loves the mysterious troubadour Manrico. The love triangle becomes a tangled web of deceit, as the story plays out through sacrifice, jealousy, murder and vengeance.
One of the greatest of all operas, Il trovatore (‘The Troubadour’) features a rousing score including the instantly recognisable Anvil Chorus. Mary Elizabeth Williams returns to WNO as Leonora in WNO’s timeless production, last performed in 2011.
Sung in Italian with surtitles in English
Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes including one interval
|Thu||7:15pm||£17 - £55|
Discounts to not apply to lowest price tickets unless otherwise stated.
|Executive Members||£6.00 off top two prices only|
|Access Memberships||£5.00 off top two prices at all performances|
|Young Person Under 16||£5.00 each when brought with a full paying adult, max 4 per booking, available in all zones.|
|Groups 10+||£6.00 off. One free with every 20 paid, not available in top price tickets. Not available online please call the Box Office on 02380 711811|
|Schools/Young People's Groups 10+||£15.00 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available on top price tickets|
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Audio Described: Thu 8 April 2021
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FREE Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery
8 April 2021 | 6pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins
Join us for a chance to discover more about Il trovatore in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?
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