Music by Giuseppe Verdi – Conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi – 2 hr 50 min
d. Franco Zeffirelli
Starring Anna Netrebko, Luca Salsi, Dolora Zajick, Yusif Eyvazov, Riccardo Fassi
General Public $20, BMFI Members $18, Students $10
Composed during Verdi’s creative apex, Il Trovatore became a massive hit upon its 1853 debut and has drawn enthusiastic crowds ever since. Helmed by legendary director Franco Zeffirelli and starring acclaimed soprano Anna Netrebko, this sensational tale of kidnapping, vengeance, and mistaken identity was staged at the Arena di Verona, the world’s largest open-air theater.