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Washington National Opera Opens The 2022–2023 Season With IL TROVATORE, October 22– November 7

2022­–2023 season opens with a new production featuring elaborate period costumes and sets.

Washington National Opera Opens The 2022–2023 Season With IL TROVATORE, October 22– November 7

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its season with a new production of Il trovatore, October 22-November 7, 2022 in the Opera House. Verdi's tale of forbidden love, jealousy, and vengeance-last seen by WNO audiences in 2004-receives a newly conceived period production from director Brenna Corner, with sets by International Opera Award finalist Erhard Rom, and costumes by Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz.

WNO's international cast is headed by Grammy-winning soprano Latonia Moore. After making her triumphant WNO debut in 2018 in the title role of Tosca, Moore returns as Leonora; she sings opposite Gwyn Hughes Jones, a Welsh tenor who made his WNO debut it 2011, as the titular troubadour. Making WNO debuts are Grammy-winning English baritone Christopher Maltman, as the Count di Luna, and mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, whose "electric presence" is "taking the opera world by storm" (Opera News), in a reprise of her star turn as the vengeful Azucena. Between helming major Verdi productions in Europe and making his Metropolitan Opera debut next year, Italian conductor Michele Gamba makes his eagerly anticipated American debut in this production.

Visit WNO's website for complete production details and casting information.

Il trovatore


Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
In Italian with projected English subtitles

Cast/Creatives
Leonora Latonia Moore
Azucena Raehann Bryce-Davis*
Manrico Gwyn Hughes Jones
Count di Luna Christopher Maltman*
Ferrando Ryan Speedo Green

Conductor Michele Gamba*
Director Brenna Corner
Set Designer Erhard Rom
Original Costume Designer Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Designer AJ Guban
Projection Designer S. Katy Tucker

* Washington National Opera debut

Il trovatore Performances
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
Friday, October, 28 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October, 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 7:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:00pm

Running time: two hours, 40 minutes including one 25-minute intermission


Tickets may be purchased online at kennedy-center.org, in-person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, or by calling (202) 467-4600.


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