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Fifteen years later, the new Count di Luna pursues Leonora, but she loves the mysterious troubadour Manrico. The love triangle becomes a tangled web of deceit, as the story plays out through sacrifice, jealousy, murder and vengeance.
One of the greatest of all operas, Il trovatore (‘The Troubadour’) features a rousing score including the instantly recognisable Anvil Chorus. Mary Elizabeth Williams returns to WNO as Leonora in WNO’s timeless production, last performed in 2011.
Sung in Italian with surtitles in English
In 1866, Liverpool Empire began its life as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House and was run by gas light and steam power. The name changed to what it is today in 1895, so has had its name for over 100 years. It went through many refurbishments, before being bought by ATG and the theatre now stands about a quarter size bigger than it originally stood.