(Lyric Opera of Queensland)
Lyric Opera of Queensland (now Opera Queensland) production of Il Trovatore with music by Giuseppe Verdi and lyrics by Salvadore Cammarano, at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Brisbane in September 1982.
Directed by Anthony Besch; Designed by John Stoddart; Conducted by Thomas Schubach; Lyric Opera of Queensland Consulting Director: Antony Jeffrey; Stage Managed by Toby Simkin and Speciality Wardrobe Decoration by Beverley Anne Jansen.
STARRING Rita Hunter (Leonora), John Shaw (Count di Luna) and Margreta Elkins (Azucena).
I was lucky to repeat this thanks to lovely Rita (and her daughter Mairwyn) for insisting as a contractual consideration that I go down to Sydney to Deputy Stage Manage this again for her Sydney Opera House engagement.
Soprano Rita Hunter singing the aria “D’amor sull‘ali rosee”, from the Italian opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi.