Il trovatore will prima at the Canadian Opera Company on September 29th for a run of ten performances. While this is an older production from the Opera de Marseille, one would run to this performance in a heartbeat for the vocal artists employed rather than the scenery. General Director Alexander Neef will score a huge triumph with this production: Messrs Ramon Vargas and Riccardo Massi will interchange as Manrico, Miss Elza van den Heever is Leonora, Miss Elena Manistina is Azucena, and Mr. Russel Braun is di Luna. Mr. Marco Guidarini is on the podium for the entire run. Anyone who follows this art form from a close proximity does not have to be told just what Torontonians will expect from the stage on any given night. Sheer vocal fireworks regardless of who is singing at any moment.
Il trovatore opens COC
By Crew Mantle | Published: August 9, 2012