IL TROVATOREby 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.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission
Photo: Robert Kusel
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commentary by Elinor Olin
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"Di geloso amor sprezzato"
"Vedi! le fosche notturne" (Anvil Chorus)
"Di quella pira, l'orrendo foco"
Music for Il trovatore is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
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Photos: Robert Kusel