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The Nicholas Muni production was blessed with an exciting cast of Verdi singers in their prime. The electricity between Richard Margison (Manrico) and Lisa Gasteen (Leonora) was almost tangible. It was one of the VSO’s greatest productions.

Richard Margison – Manrico
Lisa Gasteen – Leonora
Malcolm Donnelly – Conte di Luna
Nataliya Afeyan – Azucena
Mark Doss – Ferrando
Nicole Youl – Ines
Adrian McEniery – Ruiz

It was a black and terrifying realisation of Verdi’s master work. The State Orchestra of Victoria were led by VSO MD Richard Divall

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