Anna Pirozzi & Yusif Eyvazov to Headline Opéra National de Paris’ ‘Il Trovatore’

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris is set to present Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starting on Jan. 21, 2023.

The opera, which will run through Feb. 17, 2023 for nine performances, will be conducted by Carlo Rizzi. It will star Anna Pirozzi as Leonora with Yusif Eyvazov as Manrico. In the role of Il Conte di Luna, audiences will see Étienne Dupuis. Judit Kutasi takes on Azucena (in her Paris debut) and Roberto Tagliavini rounds out the cast as Ferrando.

Other cast members include Samy Camps as Ruiz (in his Paris debut), Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur as Inès, Shin Jae Kim, and Chae Hoon Baek.

Àlex Ollé directs the production.

The company is currently in the midst of a run of performances of “La Forza del Destino,” which runs through Dec. 30, 2022. Premiering in January will be runs of “Tristan und Isolde” and “Peter Grimes.”