7/14/2018, 7/18/2018, 7/20/2018, 7/22/2018, 7/24/2018, 7/26/2018, 7/28/2018, 8/1/2018, 8/3/2018
The second mainstage production for the 2018 Festival is Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore. Known for some of the most glorious music that Verdi ever composed, the opera was last performed in 1962. This production boasts the return of the critically acclaimed 2016 cast of Tosca. Joachim
Schamberger, directs and John Baril, Central City Opera Music Director (Così fan tutte, 2017), conducts. Principal Artists from Tosca returning for the 2018 Festival include Jonathan Burton as Manrico, Alexandra Loutsion as Leonora and Michael Mayes (Escamillo/Carmen, 2017) as Count di Luna. Also performing in Il trovatore is Maria Zifchak, (Mother Abbess/The Sound of Music, 2014, Mrs. De Rocher/Dead Man Walking, 2014) in the role of Azucena and Ashraf Sewailam as Ferrando (The Speaker/The Magic Flute, 2018).
Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 18, 22, 24, 28; August 1, 3
Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 14, 20, 26
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.