Event Il Trovatore
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 2 July 1983
Last Date 22 July 1983
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description One of the most popular "grats" in the operatic repertoire. The story of the tormented old gypsy Azucena, haunted by her mother's death and the curse of a murdered infant. Two men compete for the love of the Duchess Leonora - and only Azucena is privy to the awesome secret which links them. A work of love, revenge and retribution, set to music which sweeps all before it
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Peter Seymour Conductor
Luciana Arrighi Costume Designer
Elijah Moshinsky Director
Sidney Nolan Set Designer
Rita Hunter Singer
Joan Sutherland Singer
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 17 performances: June 25, 28; July 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19 and 22; Aug 24, 27 and 31; Sept 3, 6, 13 and 17 Sponsored by Zurich Australian International Ltd. Leonora: Joan Sutherland, Azucena: Lauris elms, Manrico: Francisco Ortiz, Di Luna: Jonathan Summers, Ferrando: Donald Shanks
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House July 1983 No 10 Vol 10
Event Identifier 110677