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Il Trovatore (DVD) - The Royal Opera
Il Trovatore (DVD)
José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Verónica Villarroel, and Yvonne Naef lead the star cast of Verdi’s blazingly passionate opera, in Elijah Moshinsky’s Royal Opera House production co-produced with Madirid’s Teatro Real, with sets by the noted film designer Dante Ferretti and costumes by Anne Tilby.
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Ensemble: The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Running Time: 172 minutes
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore
One of the most enduringly popular operas in the repertoire, Il Trovatore was first seen at Rome’s Teatro Apollo in 1853. Together with Rigoletto and La Traviata, it forms the “trilogy” of works that premiered in rapid succession over a period of just two years and firmly established Verdi as the leading opera composer of his time. The challenges of Il Trovatore’s leading roles famously led Enrico Caruso to remark that all you needed to stage it were the “four best singers in the world.”
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