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A gypsy woman is burnt at the stake accused of bewitching one of Count di Luna’s twin sons. Her daughter, Azucena, vows to avenge her death and acts impulsively with tragic consequences. 15 years later, the new Count di Luna pursues Leonora, but she loves the mysterious troubadour Manrico. The love triangle becomes a tangled web of deceit, as the story plays out through sacrifice, jealousy, murder and vengeance.

One of the greatest of all operas, Il trovatore (‘The Troubadour’) features a rousing score including the instantly recognisable Anvil Chorus. Mary Elizabeth Williams returns to WNO as Leonora in WNO’s timeless production, last performed in 2011.

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

Price

Tickets from £22.50

Prices and discounts subject to change, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

2 hours and 35 minutes including one interval

Where?

Main House

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29 Apr
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1 May
4.00pm From: £22.50
Audio Described

Audio Described

If you are blind or partially sighted, listen to a live description of all the action with a discreet headset at this performance. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

WNO 20/21 SEASON MULTI-BUY PACKAGE

Available in bands A – D and on full price tickets only.
Book 2 operas and save 10%
Book 3 operas and save 15%
Book 4 or 5 operas and save 20%
Book all 6 operas and save 25%

GROUPS

SAVE up to £5 per ticket!
Price Bands A-D
Groups 8+ save £3 per ticket
Groups 16+ save £4 per ticket
Groups 24+ save £5 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000† or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now! CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS

Parties of 10 or more pay £16 per ticket, price bands C–E, plus 1 teacher goes FREE with every 10 tickets

For School bookings, please send your request from an official school email address to groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com. Please include performance date and time, total number of tickets for both students and staff, your contact telephone number, the full billing address and any access requirements.Upon receipt of the above information, we shall reserve seats for you (subject to availability) and send you a copy of your order confirmation by email.

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

UNDER 16s

£5 tickets when accompanied by a full paying adult
Offer not available online, please call 0844 338 5000† to book

FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS’ MEMBERSHIP

£15 tickets, price band B, subject to availability
Must book in advance, pick up on the day with proof of ID. Not available online.

CONCESSIONS FOR OVER 65s

£3 off price band A, £4 off B-D, limited availability

STUDENT, PASSPORT TO LEISURE AND POSTCODE STANDBY

24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability

CLICK HERE for further information on our Standby Rate and our On the Day Postcode Scheme for Birmingham residents living in B6, B9, B10, B11 and B21

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable.

Food & Drink

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Assisted Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • Audio Described: Fri 1 May, 4pm

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

Extras

Il trovatore FREE pre-show talk – Thu 29 Apr 6.15pm.

Welsh National Opera talks give you everything you need to know to enjoy the performance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Please call Ticket Sales 0844 338 5000† or visit in person to book.

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