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Trovatore 2001Scottish Opera

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This revival was musically very secure, with a quartet of excellent singers in the leading roles. Peter Watson continued the process begun in 1996 of making Tim Hatley's promising designs from 1992 the basis for an atmospheric staging. Richard Armstrong showed his willingness to rethink from scratch, even in an opera he had been conducting for years, and took the decision to stick to Verdi's score and remove the interpolated high notes that spurious traditions had inserted - particularly at the end of Manrico's "Di quella pira".

Performance Cast

Ferrando captain of Di Luna's guard

Michael Druiett

Inez confidante of Leonora

Rachel Hynes

Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon

Svetelina Vassileva

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon

Richard Zeller

Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay

John Hudson

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman

Anne-Marie Owens

Old Gypsy

David Morrison


Paul Rendall

Ruiz a soldier in Manrico's service

Declan McCusker

Performance DatesTrovatore 2001

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

5 May, 19.15 8 May, 19.15 12 May, 14.15 15 May, 19.15 19 May, 19.15 13 Jun, 19.15 16 Jun, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

19 Jun, 19.15 21 Jun, 19.15 23 Jun, 19.15

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