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Saturday, April 14, 2018 Permalink

At The Opera, Verdi's Il Trovatore, April 14, 2018

  

Il trovatore, Italian for "The Troubadour" 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.

Cast:

The Troubadour – Franco Corelli

Leonora – Leontyne Price

Count di Luna – Ettore Bastianini

Azucena – Giulietta Simionato

Vienna State Opera

Herbert von Karajan – conductor

Live - 1962

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:16pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore w/ La Forza excerpts from 1958 Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
11:00pm
11:37pm
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:39pm
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Saint-Saens
London/Decca 4758366
11:46pm
Charles Gounod: Faust: Serenade: Vous qui faites l'endormie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Charles Gounod
London/Decca 4758366
11:49pm
Verdi: Don Carlo, opera: O don fatale BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:54pm
Puccini: Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:57pm
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effigie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Cilea
London/Decca 4758366
11:59pm
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle: Belle nuit, nuit d'amour BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Offenbach
London/Decca 4758366


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