Verdi’s Trovatore to be aired in Duncan

Oct. 3 screening at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre of ‘horrifying tragedy’

The Met’s staging of the ‘turbulent tragedy’ Trovatore will be aired at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:55 a.m.

Trovatore “tells a tale of mistaken identity, obsessive love and horrifying tragedy, played out against a backdrop of the Spanish Civil War,” says a CPAC media release.

“Gypsies, counts, troubadours and noble women cross paths as the story unfolds.

“At the crux of the tale are two men, both in love with Leonora. One is the irascible Count di Luna and the other is Manrico, a gypsy-born troubadour. Neither is aware of how much more they have in common,” it adds.

Trovatore, a mainstay of the operatic repertory, is the first presentation offered for the tenth anniversary season of The Met: Live in HD.

Tickets: adult $27; senior $25; student $22; child $16; eyeGo $5 – available in person at the Cowichan Ticket Centre, 2687 James St. or by phone (250) 748-7529 or online at