Royal Opera House: Il Travatore

A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades.

Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition.

Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.

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Tuesday 13 & Sunday 18 June 2023


Standard £18, Concession £16

Run time:

3 hours 25 minutes with interval



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