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Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's Action-Packed IL TROVATORE, May 30, 1 PM

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Soprano Amber Wagner sings Leonora and tenor Yonghoon Lee sings Manrico in Verdi's IL TROVATORE.

The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they're both in love with Leonora — and they're brothers without knowing it.

Emotions boil in an action-packed story that includes babies switched at birth, kidnapping, mistaken identity, poisoning, civil strife, witches burned at the stake, and a noblewoman who offers herself to a man she hates, to save the man she loves.

High drama and some of the most famous music Giuseppe Verdi ever composed — including the "Anvil Chorus." Listen to the Lyric Opera of Chicago's IL TROVATORE on Saturday, May 30, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

Synopsis

CAST:
Ferrando: Andrea Silvestrelli
Inez:  J’nai Bridges
Leonora:  Amber Wagner
Count Di Luna:  Quinn Kelsey
Manrico:  Yonghoon Lee
Azucena:  Stephanie Blythe
An Old Gypsy:  Kenneth Nichols
A Messenger:  Timothy Bradley
Ruiz:  Jonathan Johnson
CONDUCTOR:  Asher Fisch
CHORUS:  Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR:  Michael Black