Anna Netrebko has announced via Twitter that opera fans will soon be able to tune into broadcasts of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” from Arena di Verona.
The broadcasts will take place on Jul. 13 at 6:30 p.m. (via 3sat), Jul 14 at 10:15 p.m. (via ZDF), and Jul 20 at 10:20 p.m. (via France Télévisions).
Netrebko stars as Leonora alongside Yusif Eyvazov as Manrico in the late Franco Zeffirelli’s production. They will be replaced by Anna Pirozzi and Murat Karahan for the Jul. 20 & 26 performances.
Rounding out the cast are Luca Salsi / Alberto Gazale as Count di Luna, Dolora Zajick / Violeta Urmana as Azucena, Riccardo Fassi / Rafal Siwek as Ferrando, Elisabetta Zizzo / Elena Borin as Ines, Carlo Bosi as Ruiz, Dario Giorgele as Old Gypsy, and Antonello Ceron as Messenger.
Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts.
The production runs from Jun. 29 – Jul. 26, 2019.