Il trovatore


Il Trovatore at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Il trovatore


Il Trovatore at Lyric Opera of Chicago

IL TROVATORE

by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in Italian with projected English translations


FOR THIS HOT-BLOODED TALE OF LOVE, JEALOUSY, AND RETRIBUTION, VERDI CREATED MUSIC THAT TRULY BURSTS WITH EXCITEMENT!

And what wonderful characters—bold and courageous Manrico, his beloved Leonora, the vengeful Count di Luna, and the wild, obsessed gypsy Azucena. Each has thrilling music to sing as the drama unfolds in the smoldering atmosphere of darkly mysterious 15th-century Spain. The “Anvil Chorus,” Leonora’s “Miserere,” Manrico’s stirring call to arms—these are just a few of the fabulous highlights that make Il trovatore a feast of sumptuous singing.


 
PRODUCTION SPONSOR

HENRY AND GILDA BUCHBINDER
FAMILY FOUNDATION
EARL AND BRENDA SHAPIRO
FOUNDATION

 


A coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Metropolitan Opera, and the San Francisco Opera Association.
 




Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission

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Photo: Robert Kusel

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commentary by Elinor Olin



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Audio Highlights


"Di geloso amor sprezzato"


"Vedi! le fosche notturne" (Anvil Chorus)


"Di quella pira, l'orrendo foco"

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Music for Il trovatore is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
© 2018/19 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

Photos: Robert Kusel

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