Greek National Opera: Giuseppe Verdi, Il Trovatore
June 2012: 10, 12, 13, 14
Athens - Herod Atticus Odeon
Conductor: Lukas Karytinos
With the Orchestra and Chorus of the Greek National Opera
In Italian with Greek & English surtitles
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) is Italian Romantic opera par excellence. In Spain, whose wealth of extremes was such a source of inspiration for 19th-century Europe, gypsy girls and nuns, counts and revolutionaries live out their fiery passions and everlasting hatreds around the fire or beneath the full moon. The emotions are conveyed by the mellifluous, impetuous score, by the work’s fervent arias and duets, and by the celebrated choruses which have rightfully earned the opera a place among the all-time classics.