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At The Opera, Verdi: Il Trovatore, August 6, 2016


Il trovatore is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. It was Gutiérrez's most successful play, one which Verdi scholar Julian Budden describes as "a high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the Aristotelian unities, packed with all manner of fantastic and bizarre incident."

The premiere took place at the Teatro Apollo in Rome on January 19, 1853, where it "began a victorious march throughout the operatic world," a success due to Verdi's work over the previous three years.


Leontyne Price - Leonora

Placido Domingo – Manrico

Sherrill Millnes – Count di Luna

Zubin Mehta conductor


Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
Verdi: Il Trovatore BUY ; Zubin Mehta, conductor
Gaetano Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix. Act I Recitative and Cavatina: Ah! tardi troppo...O luce di quest' anima BUY London Philharmonic; Nicola Rescigno, conductor
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor.Act I Cavatina: Regnava nel silenzio...Quando, rapito in estasi BUY London Philharmonic; Nicola Rescigno, conductor Ruth Ann Swenson
Donizetti: 'Ah Mes Amis'/'Pour Mon Ame' BUY from Incomparable Alfredo Kraus; composed by Donizetti
Pavarotti: Guglielmo Tell: Non Mi Lasciare...O Muto Asil...Corriam! Voliam! - Luciano Pavarotti/Wiener Chor BUY from Primo Tenore
Pavarotti: Maristella: Io Conosco Un Giardino - Luciano Pavarotti BUY from Primo Tenore
Anna Netrebko: Rusalka: "Mesicku na nebli hlubokem" - Dvorak BUY from Anna Netrebko: Opera Arias
Mario Lanza: Beloved (From "The Student Prince") BUY from The Essential Mario Lanza
RCA 88697074092
Brodzsky: Because You're Mine BUY from Mario Lanza Live from London; composed by Brodzsky

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