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At The Opera, Verdi's Il Trovatore, July 1, 2017

  

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.

Cast:

Manrico – Giuseppe di Stefano

Leonora – Maria Callas

Azucena – Fedora Barbieri

Count di Luna – Rolando Panerai

La Scala Opera

Herbert Von Karajan – conductor

EMI - 1957

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Verdi: Il trovatore BUY La Scala; Von Karajan, conductor
10:00pm
10:54pm
Jules Massenet: Potrait of Manon BUY RCA Italiana Orchestra; Rene Leibowitz, conductor
11:00pm
11:38pm
Boito: Mefistofele: Dai Campi, Dai Prati BUY n/a; n/a, conductor John McCormack
Nimbus Records NI-1782-3
11:41pm
Mozart: Don Giovanni: Il Mio Tesoro BUY John McCormack
Nimbus Records NI-1782-3
11:45pm
Mozart: Die Zauberflote: 'Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen' BUY from Edita Gruberova - Queen of Coloratura ~ Arias by Donizetti, Mozart, J. Strauß, Verdi; composed by Mozart
11:48pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Puccini
Naxos 8550240
11:51pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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