Il Trovatore is classic Verdi, featuring over-the-top characters, an unlikely, convoluted plot, and classic Verdi themes of destiny and desire. Houston Grand Opera staged this production this spring, with American soprano Tamara Wilson as sing Leonora, the noble lady in love with the troubadour and officer, Manrico, sung by Italian tenor Marco Berti.
The gypsy Azucena is sung by Dolora Zajick and Count di Lunca by Tómas Tómasson. The searing and powerful score will be conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers.
Leonora: Tamara Wilson
Manrico: Marco Berti
Azucena: Dolora Zajick
Count di Luna: Tómas Tómasson
Ferrando: Peixin Chen
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Stage Director: Stephen Lawless
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Chorus Master: Richard Bado