Il Trovatore http://wrti.org en Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/verdis-il-trovatore-houston-grand-opera-wrti-nov-23-1-pm <p>Set in 15th-century northern Spain,<em> Il trovatore</em> tells the story of Manrico, a gypsy troubadour who has fallen in love with the Duchess of Aragon. However, the Count di Luna is also attracted to Aragon, and when he attempts to take her from Manrico, the troubadour takes&nbsp;the count’s life in a duel, not realizing they were brothers, and that his mother Azucena actually&nbsp;stole him from a family of royals many years ago.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:56:34 +0000 WRTI Staff 6697 at http://wrti.org Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM The Met Opera: Verdi's IL TROVATORE, January 12 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-verdis-il-trovatore-january-12-1-pm <p>Giuseppe Verdi's<em> Il Trovatore </em>returns to the Met in a revival the New York Times calls "rousing, satisfying, truly fun." Verdi’s intense melodrama includes some of the composer’s most memorable music. Patricia Racette is in the role of Leonora, Marco Berti sings Manrico, and Alexey Markov is the Count, with star mezzo Stephanie Blythe as the deadly gypsy Azucena. <strong>Saturday, January 12, 1 to 4 pm</strong>.<br><br>A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera Association</p><p><strong>Cast:</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:33:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 4995 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Verdi's IL TROVATORE, January 12 at 1 pm