Game of Thrones meets Verdi! A monumental staging by legendary director Franco Zeffirelli brings superstar Anna Netrebko to the Arena of Verona for her much-anticipated debut in one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular operas, Il Trovatore. The stellar cast of this production meets all expectations, featuring accomplished baritone Luca Salsi as Count di Luna and Yusif Eyvazov as his powerful-voiced opponent Manrico.
MET star Dolora Zajick as Azucena and young rising Italian bass Riccardo Fassi as Ferrando join the prestigious ensemble. The revered master of opera Franco Zeffirelli, who died shortly before the premiere of Il Trovatore, created a legendary production, with groups of giant armored knights, a fortress turning into a luminous cathedral, an enormous choir, horses, and breathtaking fights: “his perhaps best arena production” (Opernglas).