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Program and cast

Creative team

Il Trovatore

Opera in four parts (1853)

After Antonio García Gutiérrez

Music :

Giuseppe Verdi - (1813 - 1901)

Libretto :

Salvatore Cammarano

Conductor :

Carlo Rizzi

Chorus master :

Alessandro Di Stefano

Director :

Alex Ollé

Directoc collaboration :

Valentina Carrasco

Set design :

Alfons Flores

Costume design :

Lluc Castells

Lighting design :

Urs Schönebaum

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Coproduction avec De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam et le Teatro dell’Opera, Roma


Leonora :

Anna Pirozzi

Ines :

Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur

Azucena :

Judit Kutasi

Il Conte di Luna :

Quinn Kelsey

Ferrando :

Roberto Tagliavini

Manrico :

Yusif Eyvazov

Ruiz :

Samy Camps

Un vecchio Zingaro :

Shin Jae Kim

Un Messo :

Chae Hoon Baek

Photo gallery
Julien Benhamou
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Paris Opera - Opéra Bastille

Opéra Bastille
A great modern theatre
The Opéra Bastille is the work of the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who was chosen in November 1983 after an international competition that attracted entries from some 1,700 architects. The theatre was inaugurated on July 13th 1989.
Its architecture is marked by transparent façades and by the use of identical materials for both the interiors and the exteriors.
With its 2,700 acoustically consistent seats, its unique stage facilities, its integrated scenery, costume and accessory workshops, as well as its numerous work areas and rehearsal rooms, the Opera Bastille is a great modern theatre.
Stage facilities

Orchestra pit, mobile and adjustable, can be covered; at its largest it can house 130 musicians
Main stage, 45 m high, 30 m wide, 25 m deep, made up of 9 elevators allowing several levels to be created and supported by three main elevators, which bring scenery up from below stage
Clearing zones, 4 storage areas with the same dimensions as the stage
Backstage area, with its scenery turntable
Circulation area, scenery temporarily stored between the stage, workshops and rehearsal stage
Rehearsal stage, the Salle Gounod, with its orchestra pit and dimensions identical to those of the main stage


The building

Area at ground level: 22,000 m²
Floor area: 160,000 m²
Total height: 80 m (including 30 m below street level)


The auditoriums
The main auditorium

Area: 1,200 m², 5% of the total for the building
Dimensions: 20 m high, 32 m deep, 40 m wide
Number of seats: 2,703
Materials: blue granite from Lannelin in Brittany, pearwood from China, glass ceiling


The amphitheatre

Area: 700 m²
Depth : 21.4 m
Number of seats : 450
Materials: white breccia marble from Verona, staff ceiling


The Studio

Area: 280 m²
Depth: 19,5 m
Number of seats: 237
Materials: white breccia marble from Verona and pearwood


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