Be Careful Who You Burn

Il trovatore

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, with additions by Leone Emanuele Bardare
Premiered January 19, 1853, Teatro Apollo, Rome, Italy

Verdi’s revenge thriller Il trovatore is a twisted tale of mistaken identity. When a woman is wrongfully executed, her daughter Azucena swears vengeance, ultimately igniting a deadly rivalry between two unknowing brothers. Feel the heat from the incendiary drama and masterful score, featuring the famous “Anvil Chorus.”

May 3, 6, 9, 11 | 2025

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

Estimated Length: 2 hours and 45 minutes

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Alexandra LoBianco

Leonora | Bio

Deborah Nansteel

Azucena | Bio

Ricardo José Rivera

Count Di Luna | Bio

Roberto de Biasio

Manrico | Bio

Young Bok Kim

Ferrando | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of Ari Pelto

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Sahar Nouri

Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor | Bio
Christopher Mattaliano

Christopher Mattaliano

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Il trovatore

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