Roberta Mantegna will star in Oper Leipzig's ‘Il Trovatore’ as the role of Leonora on Dec. 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Mantegna joins a fantastic cast including Marina Prudenskaya as Azucena, Sandra Maxheimer as Ines, Gaston Rivero as Manrico, Dario Solari as Conte di Luna, Alvaro Zambrano as Ruiz, and Sejong Chang as Ferrando. Antonino Fogliani conducts from the pit with the production done by Jakob Peters-Messer.
"Revenge and jealousy - these are the driving forces in this eerily beautiful opera. It seems almost scary that the librettist Salvadore Cammarano suddenly died during the finishing touches on the »Trovatore«. Giuseppe Verdi composed dark and stirring music for his text. With vocal highlights...he created attractive contrasts in the darkness. In addition to “Rigoletto” and “La traviata”, “Il trovatore” became part of Verdi's so-called “trilogia popolare”. The evening will be staged by Jakob Peters-Messer...in a version adapted to the current situation... now celebrating its premiere with a stage design by Markus Meyer and costumes by Sven Bindseil. We look forward to the guests Marina Prudenskaya as Azucena, Roberta Mantegna, who celebrates her house debut as Leonora, and our regular guest, the tenor Gaston Rivero as Manrico." -Oper Leipzig
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