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Saturday, August 6, 2016 Permalink

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


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore BUY ; Zubin Mehta, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:03 p.m.
Gaetano Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix. Act I Recitative and Cavatina: Ah! tardi troppo...O luce di quest' anima BUY London Philharmonic; Nicola Rescigno, conductor
11:09 p.m.
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor.Act I Cavatina: Regnava nel silenzio...Quando, rapito in estasi BUY London Philharmonic; Nicola Rescigno, conductor Ruth Ann Swenson
11:18 p.m.
Donizetti: 'Ah Mes Amis'/'Pour Mon Ame' BUY from Incomparable Alfredo Kraus; composed by Donizetti
11:22 p.m.
Pavarotti BUY from Primo Tenore
11:32 p.m.
Pavarotti BUY from Primo Tenore
11:37 p.m.
Anna Netrebko BUY from Anna Netrebko: Opera Arias
11:49 p.m.
Mario Lanza BUY from The Essential Mario Lanza
RCA 88697074092
11:52 p.m.
Brodzsky: Because You're Mine BUY from Mario Lanza Live from London; composed by Brodzsky

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