Lyric Opera Revitalizes Verdi’s Dark and Passionate Opera “Il trovatore” with Triumph

Nov 30, 2018 669

BY: Emily Rosca

The Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive) continues its season with renowned Italian opera writer Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il trovatore.” The melodrama plot has elements suitable to every viewer’s preference. Debuted Nov. 17 for a sold-out performance, Verdi’s masterpiece combines curses, kidnapping, mistaken identities, revenge and love to create an entertaining performance perfect for someone’s first experience.

Lyric’s revival of Verdi’s opera is fronted by a stellar cast combining both new and returning talents, including both American and European singers. Scottish opera and theater director Sir David McVicar returned to Lyric with his production of “Il trovatore,” which he created after its original run in the 2006-07 season.

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