By Giuseppe Verdi. West Australian Opera. Directed by Elke Neidhardt. His Majesty's Theatre, Perth. Oct 30 - Nov 8, 2014
The West Australian Opera's Il Trovatore is a co-production with the State Opera of South Australia and Opera Queensland. Directed by the late Elke Neidhardt, this production is set during the Spanish Civil war of the 1930s rather than Verdi's original setting of the fifteenth century Spanish Civil War. The reimagining brings the story closer to our own experience, and perhaps even grittier than the very sad, demise heavy original.
Musically beautiful, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Joseph Colaneri, plays superbly.