As the season continues, the Collins Center for the perpetuates its full docket of talent in Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore. This tale of unending sadness begins with true love at the helm of our story, but quickly dissipates itself from a happy ending as our heroine chooses to sacrifice herself for the love of her enigmatic gypsy whose more than questionable past has followed him like a gray ghost and hindered his life. A heavy aura of drama ensues our heroine Leonora as she longs for Manrico, her itinerant wanderer without purchase. This troubadour of darkness leads them both down a most troubled path as they deal with the penalties of love. See Anna Netrebko and Yonghoon Lee dramatize an ill fated story written by the master Giuseppe Verdi at the Collins Center for the Arts.