ROH: Il Trovatore
Broadcast, Royal Opera House

Date and time
Tue 13th June 2023 at 7:15pm

Live Broadcast

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.


Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Starring: Jamie Barton, Ludovic Tézier, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, Yusif Eyvazov, Roberto Tagliavini

Director: Adele Thomas

A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.

(3hr 25min)