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University of Kent,
THE FIRST REVIVAL OF DAVID BÖSCH’S NEW PRODUCTION, CONDUCTED BY RICHARD FARNES AND STARRING DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY, ANITA RACHVELISHVILI, LIANNA HAROUTOUNIAN AND GREGORY KUNDE.
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.
Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.
New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets,
fiery solos and stirring choruses.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME
3 HOURS, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL.
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
COUNT DI LUNA DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY
AZUCENA ANITA RACHVELISHVILI
LEONORA LIANNA HAROUTOUNIAN
MANRICO GREGORY KUNDE
MUSIC GIUSEPPE VERDI
CONDUCTOR RICHARD FARNES
DIRECTOR DAVID BÖSCH
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TR 140599 51.29866 1.06925
By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.
By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.
By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibus 08702 433 711 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent
Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.
: 2 miles from Canterbury West station