This preview has been provided by North Carolina Opera.

North Carolina Opera will present Verdi’s Il Trovatore April 27 in the Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh, and April 29 at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill. Timothy Myers, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of North Carolina Opera, will conduct, and David Paul will direct.  The production will be semi-staged and will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Il Trovatore is the quintessential Italian opera and one of the most popular operas of all time, featuring one hit tune after another, including the famous Anvil chorus. The plot is equally engaging, wherein two rivals love the same woman, while a dark family secret leads to terrible vengeance.  The cast features notable young talent, including Leah Crocetto, who represented the U.S. and was a finalist in the Cardiff Competition last year, as Leonora, and Noah Stewart, a top American tenor who has just released a new CD, in the role of Manrico.  Baritone Liam Bonner and mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon return in the roles of Count di Luna and Azucena.

Tickets are $25 to $83 and are on sale now by calling the North Carolina Opera Box Office at 919-792-3850, filling out the form available at or going to Performances will be in Raleigh on Friday, April 27th at 8:00 PM in Meymandi Concert Hall at  the Progress Energy Center, and in Chapel Hill on Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 PM.


North Carolina Opera was formed in 2010 from the merger of Capital Opera Raleigh and The Opera Company of North Carolina. It is dedicated to presenting operatic performances at the highest level throughout the Triangle. We also have a robust education program that brings opera to schools across Wake County and surrounding counties. North Carolina Opera brings international level artists to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and also engages the best in local Triangle talent.