Angela Meade Stars in Verdi's 'Il Trovatore'
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Tune in Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera presents Il Trovatore, Verdi's classic drama about unrequited love and hidden identities. Marco Armiliato conducts the opera, which features the famed Anvil Chorus, in a production by Sir David McVicar.
Soprano Angela Meade takes on the role of Leonora, the young noblewoman at the center of a love triangle. Competing for her affections are Manrico, a troubadour and rebel leader (sung by tenor Marcello Giordani) and his rival, Count di Luna (baritone Juan Jesús Rodríguez). Powerhouse mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick rounds out the cast as the mysterious gypsy Azucena, one of her signature roles.
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Leonora: Angela Meade
Manrico: Marcello Giordani
Count di Luna: Juan Jesús Rodríguez
Azucena: Dolora Zajick
Ferrando: Kwangchul Youn