Macelaru makes Cincinnati Opera debut this week

Macelaru makes Cincinnati Opera debut this week

Conductor Cristian Macelaru makes his Cincinnati Opera debut this week in a production of Il Trovatore. The production stars an outstanding cast, including soprano Julianna Di Giacomo as Leonora, a role in which she triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, called “a fresh wonder of the opera world” by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, sings Azucena after recent starring appearances at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago. The “strong, clarion-voiced” (The New York Times) tenor Russell Thomas sings Leonora’s impassioned lover, Manrico, and Stephen Powell brings his “rich, lyric baritone, commanding presence, and thoughtful musicianship” (Wall Street Journal) to the role of Count di Luna.

Performance details:
Cincinnati Opera
June 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH

CAST
Leonora … Julianna Di Giacomo
Azucena … Jamie Barton
Manrico … Russell Thomas
Count di Luna … Stephen Powell
Ferrando … Morris Robinson
Ruiz … Brandon Scott Russell
Inez … Kathryn Leemhuis
Old Gypsy … Samuel Smith
Messenger … Thomas J. Capobianco

CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor … Cristian Macelaru
Stage Director … Jose Maria Condemi
Original Scenic & Costume Design … John Conklin
Lighting Designer … Thomas C. Hase
Hair & Makeup Designer … James Geier
Chorus Master … Henri Venanzi
Fight Director … Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Costumes owned and constructed by Seattle Opera

See more at: www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/il-trovatore
www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/il-trovatore/il-trovatore-cast-creative-team