Opera South East returns with classic ‘Il Trovatore’

Opera South East returns on April 24th – 25th to the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm and will this time be bringing Verdi’s Il Trovatore to the stage.

The same creative team who brought Verdi’s Nabucco to Hastings welcomes you to the darkness of Il Trovatore.

Set almost entirely at night, Il Trovatore explores the theme of revenge and persecution.

It is certainly one of Verdi’s darkest operas, and, with a wonderfully memorable score, one of his most popular.

An old gypsy, accused of bringing illness to a Count’s baby, is burnt alive at the stake.

In revenge her daughter seizes the child and throws it onto the pyre.

Years later events are drawn to an inexorable conclusion as both the Count and the gypsy’s son vie for the affections of the same girl.

Under Fraser Grant’s artistic direction and Kenneth Roberts’ musical direction the company are joined by three new principals Mari Wyn Williams as Leonora, Roberto