Il trovatore


An updated version of the Liceu's own production

Saragossa, Spain. Manrico, the troubadour, and Leonora are in love. But the Count di Luna is also wooing Leonora and his younger brother was once kidnapped by Manrico's mother, Azucena. The Count captures and tortures Azucena and when Manrico tries to rescue her, he too is captured. Leonora intercedes by offering to marry the Count, but ultimately commits suicide. Then Luna kills Manrico and it is the dying Azucena who reveals that the troubadour was the Count's long-lost brother.

Il trovatore is back, sung by great voices, in a new version by Joan Anton Rechi, set in the timeless decors created by William Orlandi.

Il trovatore

Opera in four acts. Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Emanuele Bardare. World premiere: 19/01/1853, Teatro Apollo, Rome. First staged in Barcelona: 20/05/1854, Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 30/12/2009. Total Liceu performances: 275.

Artistic profile

Director musical
Daniele Callegari
Stage director and Set concept
Joan Anton Rechi
Stage director assistant
Albert Estany
PROJECT 2 (Sergio Gracia)
Mercè Paloma
Costume design assistant
Núria Cardoner
Light designer
Albert Faura
Gran Teatre del Liceu and Ópera de Oviedo
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Directora of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Musical Director Assistant
Daniel Mestre
Musical Assistants
Véronique Werklé, Rodrigo de Vera, Pau Casan, Vanessa García and Jaume Tribó


Count di LunaArtur Ruciński17th,20th,23th,26th,29th July
George Petean18th,21th,24th,28th July
LeonoraKristin Lewis17th,20th,23th,26th,29th July
Tamara Wilson18th,21th,24th,28th July
AzucenaMarianne Cornetti17th,18th,21th,23th,24th,26th,28th,29th July
Larisa Kostyuk20th July
ManricoMarco Berti17th,20th,24th,28th July
Piero Pretti18th,21th,23th,26th,29th July
FerrandoCarlo Colombara17th,20th,23th,26th July
Marco Spotti18th,21th,24th,28th,29th July
InesMaria Miró
RuizAlbert Casals
GoyaCarles Canut

Debut Liceu

With the special participation of Carles Canut.

* Yonghoon Lee withdraw the production due to an family illness. 

July 2017

17Monday20:00Turn GFee 5
18Tuesday20:00Turn PEFee 5
20Thursday20:00Turn HFee 5
21Friday20:00Turn CFee 5
23Sunday17:00Turn TFee 5
24Monday20:00Turn AFee 5
26Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 5
28Friday20:00Turn EFee 5
29Saturday18:00Turn FADFee 5

First part 1h 10m
Interval 30m
Second part 1h 04m

Total running time (approx) 2h 45m

Information of Interest

Question & Answer

Monday July 10, 2017 at 6pm
Foyer del Liceu (enter through c/ Sant Pau)
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