Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 7 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2 PM
LOCATION: LATCHIS THEATRE (DIRECTIONS)
DURATION: 2 HOURS & 45 MINUTES WITH INTERMISSION
COST: $5-$50 (CHOOSE YOUR PRICE!)
The perfect activity if you are not going to the Presidential Inauguration!
One great tune after another, a superlative Vermont cast of Julie Olsson, Jenna Rae, Cailin Marcel Manson, Javier Luengo Garrido, Elizabeth Wohl, James Anderson, and from Massachusetts Ethan Bremner as Manrico. We have the great singers for one of the central operas of the repertoire: our five principals are spine-tingling in their passion and vocal power. The Windham Orchestra is playing at white heat. Vermont operating at an international level.
We can't have any burnings-at-the-stake in the Latchis Theater, but we sing about them a lot. Also mistaken identities of babies in the cradle, spookiness and obsession, warfare at the national, family and personal levels. Some form of strife for everybody, and no, there is no absurd happy ending.
The whole opera is full of highlights. Memorable above all are the arias of longing and love; Manrico racing to save his mother from the stake; Azucena the wild gypsy living her inherited traumas over and over; the sublimely sad Act IV 'Miserere'...
AND the Anvil Chorus! Audience: please bring something to produce a light metallic clashing sound so you can play along in Act II. Maybe a pair of spoons, but remember: safety first.
Music Director, Windham Orchestra