Introduction Artistic profile Gallery More info ABONA'T Fins a un 30% de descompte Leonora and Manrico are a quintessentially free and idealistic couple doomed by the jealousy and threats of a powerful man. The sadistically vindictive Count de Luna has one weakness – his obsession for Leonora – while the mysterious Azucena guards a secret which will destroy them all when her scheming turns Leonora into an immortal heroine destined to be sacrificed. The cogs of the drama and the psychological depth, underscored by the radiant, expansive music brimming with imagination, make Il trovatore one of the highlights of the repertory. Sincerity and purity are the salient traits of Leonora, who is played by Saioa Hernández and Hibla Gerzmava. Vittorio Grigolo, Juan Jesús Rodríguez and Ksenia Dudnikova complete the cast of this tale of love and revenge set in 15th-century Aragon, in which the characters become the victims of the gypsy Azucena's pathological delusions. Àlex Ollé's production, made for the Opéra de Paris, draws inspiration from the First World War, depicting the consequences of a fratricidal conflict in which irrational acts leave no room for reflection. In this gruelling trench warfare, human beings are abstract, phantasmagorical characters steeped in hatred. A star-studded cast will perform this tragedy, premiered in Rome in 1853 (and at the Liceu in 1854), in which Verdi shows us the weight of the past and the impossibility of escaping it. In this era of anti-racist movements fuelled by the death of George Floyd, this exotic, 19th-century view of minorities serves to denounce the underlying stereotypes which have forged our own gaze. For this is the true vendetta of the tale: “Sei vendicata, o madre!” (You are vindicated, mother!) With the collaboration of: Il trovatore Opera in four acts Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Emanuele Bardare World premiere: 19/1/1853 at the Teatro Apollo in Rome Barcelona premiere: 20/5/1854 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Last Liceu performance: 4/10/2020, in concert version Total number of Liceu performances: 286 Approximate running time 2h 50m First part 1h 12m Interval 30m Second part 1h 4m Artistic profileStage directorÀlex OlléSet designAlfons FloresCostume designLluc CastellsLightingCoproductionOpéra National de Paris and Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam)CastCOUNT DI LUNAJuan Jesús Rodríguez27th,30th October and 2th,5th,7th NovemberÀngel Òdena28th,31th October and 3th,6th,8th NovemberLEONORASaioa Hernández27th,30th October and 2th,5th,7th NovemberHibla Gerzmava28th,31th October and 3th,6th,8th NovemberAZUCENAKsenia Dudnikova27th,30th October and 2th,5th,7th NovemberJudit Kutasi28th,31th October and 3th,6th,8th NovemberMANRICOVittorio Grigolo27th,30th October and 2th,5th,7th NovemberYonghoon Lee28th,31th October and 3th,6th,8th NovemberFERRANDOGianluca Buratto27th,30th October and 2th,5th,7th NovemberKrzysztof Baczyk28th,31th October and 3th,6th,8th NovemberINESMaria ZapataRUIZAntoni LliteresChorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Pablo Assante, conductor)Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del LiceuConductorRiccardo Frizza October 202227Thursday19:00Turn Bbuy28Friday19:00Turn Dbuy30Sunday18:00Turn Fbuy31Monday19:00Turn PCbuyNovember 20222Wednesday19:00Turn Gbuy3Thursday19:00Turn Pbuy5Saturday19:00Turn Cbuy6Sunday17:00Turn Tbuy7Monday19:00Turn Abuy8Tuesday19:00Turn HADbuy 'In trovatore' (© Ruth Walz) 'In trovatore' (© Ruth Walz) 'In trovatore' (© Ruth Walz) 'In trovatore' (© Ruth Walz) 'In trovatore' (© Ruth Walz) Information of Interest Cronologia liceísta Consulta AQUÍ la relació històrica de funcions d'Il trovatore de Verdi al Gran Teatre del Liceu.