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At The Opera, Verdi: Il Trovatore (CETRA 1951) December 8, 2018

  

Il trovatore or "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.

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 that had produced La Traviata and Rigoletto.

Today, Il Trovatore is performed frequently and is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire.

Cast:

Manrico – Giacomo Lauri Volpi

Leonora – Catarina Mancini

Count di Luna – Carlo Taglibue

Frenando Previtali – conductor

CETRA - 1951

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:15 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore BUY RAI of Rome Fernando Previtali
Warner Classics CETRA
11:00 p.m.
11:10 p.m.
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, opera: Act I: Alla vita che t'arride BUY from Mattia Battistini; composed by Verdi
Nimbus Prima Voce NI 7831
11:13 p.m.
Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera: Eri Tu, Che Macchiavi BUY from Mattia Battistini; composed by Verdi
Nimbus Prima Voce NI 7831
11:23 p.m.
Mattia Battistini BUY from Mattia Battistini
Nimbus Prima Voce NI 7831
11:25 p.m.
Verdi: Ernani: O Sommo Carlo - Mattia Battistini/Emilia Corsi/Luigi Colazza/Aristodemo Sillich BUY Mattia Battistini
Nimbus Prima Voce NI 7831
11:32 p.m.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod BUY NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 60264


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