HOT presents a magnificent new production, of Verdi’s epic masterpiece, designed by Peter Dean Beck.
Set amid the Spanish Civil War, Count di Luna, commander of the Royalist Aragon forces, pines for the love of Leonora, a young noblewoman who has fallen in love with a mysterious man whom she met before the war. Disguising himself as a troubadour, the gentleman comes each night to serenade her. The jealous Count suspects that Leonora is in love with the troubadour, who is in fact Manrico, leader of the rebel forces. What seems a simple enough conflict spins beyond belief when an old story surfaces amongst Royalist troops: The Count’s rage is driven by the tragic murder of his infant brother, who was burnt alive by an old gypsy woman.
Featuring some of opera’s most famous melodies, including The Anvil Chorus, combined with a story rich in action and complexity, don't miss this is epic Verdi masterpiece.