Il trovatore

Program and cast

Musical director: Maurizio Benini    
Stage director: Francisco Negrín    
Set and costume designer: Louis Désiré    
Lighting designer: Bruno Poet    
Chorus Master: Andrés Máspero    

Count di Luna: Ludovic Tézier    (Jul. 3, 6, 9, 13, 18, 24)    
Artur Rucinski    (Jul. 4, 8, 19, 23, 25)    
Dimitri Platanias    (Jul. 12, 16, 21)    
Leonora: Maria Agresta    (Jul. 3, 6, 9, 13, 18)    
Hibla Gerzmava    (Jul. 4, 8, 19, 23, 25)    
Lianna Haroutounian    (Jul. 12, 16, 21, 24)    
Azucena: Ekaterina Semenchuk    (Jul. 3, 6, 9, 13, 18, 21, 24)    
Marie-Nicole Lemieux    (Jul. 4, 8, 12, 16, 19)    
Marina Prudenskaya    (Jul. 23, 25)    
Manrico: Francesco Meli    (Jul. 3, 6, 9, 13, 18, 21, 24)    
Piero Pretti    (Jul. 4, 8, 12, 16, 19, 23, 25)    
Ferrando: Roberto Tagliavini    
Ines: Cassandre Berthon    
Ruiz: Fabián Lara    
A messenger: Moisés Marín

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Royal Opera Theatre Madrid

Regarded as one of the most important cultural institutions in Spain, the Teatro Real reopened on 11 October 1997 and has become an internationally acclaimed opera house which showcases leading voices and state-of-the art productions.  

 

The Teatro Real is Spain's leading opera house. It is considered to be the top institution in the country in the music and performing arts field.
 
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The Teatro Real is located in front of the Royal Palace, between the two plazas, or squares, of Plaza de Isabel II and Plaza de Oriente, and right next to the famous Café de Oriente. It stands where the old theatre of Los Caños del Peral once stood. Los Caños del Peral was built in 1708 and was pulled down when almost a ruin in 1818 to make way for the new Teatro Real.

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