Dramma lirico in four parts
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare
after El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez
in italian with german and english surtitles
Recreating reality is all well and good, according to Giuseppe Verdi, "but inventing reality is better, far better". And what sort of reality he invented in his Troubadour opera: Swapped children, avenged mothers, sacrificed lovers and more... An almost mythical tale full of unbelievable twists and turns that repeatedly put all the characters right into a state of emergency. Verdi was far more concerned with the credibility of the emotions and not so much with the credibility of the plot itself: Singing as a kind of utopia, as the opening of a space that does not exist in recreated reality. In his staging of Verdi's opera, director Paul-Georg Dittrich goes in search of exactly these moments.
1853 in Rom
Premiere of this production
June 9, 2024
from grade 9
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.