The first revival of David Bosch's new production of Verdi's emotionally intense romantic opera. When it comes to grand opera, Verdi's full-blooded Il Trovatore really has got the lot. A huge hit from the day it was premiered way back in 1853, this four-act masterpiece remains one of the most popular operas in the world today. That's partly because of its sensational storyline, which is filled with jealousy, kidnapping, murder and bloody revenge. Fittingly, Il Trovatore also features some of the composer's most rousing and emotional music, ranging from passionate duets to fiery solos - and, of course, that extraordinary, instantly recognisable Anvil Chorus. David Bosch's poetic and atmospheric new staging sets this towering opera against the backdrop of war, its cruelty and love imaginatively echoed in evocative landscapes of fire and snow. The magnificent cast of internationally renowned singers is led by Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde.