sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012


Photo: Tómas Tómasson

The Icelandic Opera will stage Giuseppe Verdi‘s Il trovatore this Fall, with a premiere at Harpa Concert Hall on October 20th. In leading roles are Johann Valdimarsson as Manrico, Auður Gunnarsdóttir as Leonora, Alina Dubik / Elsa Waage as Azucena and Icelandic baritone Tómas Tómasson as Il conte di Luna. Tómas will sing the role in the first  three performances; after which he will make his debut at La Scala as Telramund in Lohengrin, with Daniel Barenboim as conductor. Anooshah Golesorkhi will at that point take the role of di Luna. Viðar Gunnarsson will sing the role of Ferrando. American conductor Carol I. Crawford conducts Il trovatore, director will be Halldór E. Laxness, Gretar Reynisson designs sets and costumes are designed by Þórunn María Jónsdóttir. The Icelandic Opera Choir and Orchestra will furthermore participate in the production.A total of six performances of Il trovatore will take place in Harpa; on Saturday October 20th  (premiere), Friday October 26th, Saturday October 27th, Sunday November 4th, Saturday November 10th and Saturday November 17th. All performances start at 8 pm. General ticket price is ISK 8.000.

The Icelandic Opera
Fall Season 2012
in its new home in Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Il trovatore
Composer: G. Verdi
Premiere: October 20th 2012 at 8 pm
Other dates: October 26th, 27th, November 4th,10th, 17th all at 8 pm
Conductor: Carol I. Crawford
Director: Halldor E. Laxness
Set Designer: Gretar Reynisson
Costume Designer: Thorunn Maria Jonsdottir
Lighting: Bjorn Bergsteinn Gudmundsson
Manrico: Johann Valdimarsson
Leonora: Auður Gunnarsdóttir
Il conte di Luna: Tómas Tómasson / Anooshah Golesorkhi
Azucena: Alina Dubik / Elsa Waage
Ferrando: Vidar Gunnarsson
Ines: Gréta Hergils / Hanna Þóra Guðbrandsdóttir
Ruiz: TBA
The Icelandic Opera Choir
The Icelandic Opera Orchestra
Performances will take place in The Icelandic Opera’s Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall
For tickets, please visit www.opera.is

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