. Interchanging Idioms: Verdi's fiery thriller IL TROVATORE concludes Opera Colorado's 2012 Season

Friday, April 6, 2012

Verdi's fiery thriller IL TROVATORE concludes Opera Colorado's 2012 Season

First performance of this masterpiece at Opera Colorado in 27 years

Considered by many to be one of the greatest masterpieces by one of the world's greatest opera composers, Verdi's Il Trovatore closes the Opera Colorado 2012 Season with four performances, April 28 through May 6. Conducted by Alexander Polianichko and directed by Tara Faircloth, the opera stars soprano Michele Capalbo as the noblewoman Leonora, mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby as the gypsy Azucena, tenor Avgust Amonov as Manrico, and baritone Robert Hyman as Count di Luna.

A dramatic tale of romance and revenge, the story takes place in 15th century Spain where a noble family mourns the death of their cherished infant son at the hands of a mysterious gypsy woman. Years later, two men, one of the royal family's brothers, and one a handsome troubadour, both vie for the hand of the noblewoman Leonora. However the tragic death of the past will haunt the present in a plot filled with dramatic twists and turns and transcendently beautiful music. Il Trovatore features many of opera's most beautiful and memorable melodies, from one of Verdi's most spectacular tenor arias to the famous "Anvil Chorus."

Considered by many to be one of Verdi's most challenging operas musically, Opera Colorado has engaged a cast of world-class musicians to perform this monumental work.

Four Performances:
April 28, May 1, 4 at 7:30 pm
May 6 at 2:00 pm

Where:
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets in downtown Denver

Ticket prices: $20, $50, $75, $110, $160
Tickets available online: OperaColorado.org/Trovatore
Tickets available by phone: 800.982.ARTS
Special discounts for groups of 10 or more: 303.468.2030

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