The metropolitan operas fiveyearold production of il trovatore is in trouble. Giuseppe verdi a il trovatore wichita grand opera february 4, 2012 executive producer. The troubadour opera in four acts by italian composer giuseppe verdi italian libretto by salvatore cammarano, with additions by leone emanuele bardare that premiered at the teatro apollo in rome on january 19, 1853. The most popular opera of its time and acclaimed since its creation, il trovatore singlehandedly illustrates the magic of opera. During a time of civil war, a mothers love clashes with a dark secret from her past as two rival soldiers feud for the favor of a noblewoman with a secret of her own.
A song of night, fire and vengeance the salzburg festival plays verdi s il trovatore. Count di lunas soldiers have a burnished, silvery presence. Personaggi il conte di luna, giovane gentiluomo aragonese baritono leonora, dama di compagnia della principessa daragona soprano. Giuseppe verdi il trovatore cast cristian balasescu, manrico cristina radu, leonora adrian marcan, conte di luna carmen topciu, azucena marian reste, ferrando sonia hazarian, ines claudiu bugnar. Verdis il trovatore has been both acclaimed as one of the most gripping operas. Di quella pira verdis il trovatore pavarotti met opera. Get to know the synopsis of the opera il trovatore by giuseppe verdi. Enrico caruso famously said that putting on trovatore was easy. Portland opera presents verdi s il trovatore, with italian soprano selene zanetti who makes her u. A successful performance of verdi s il trovatore is relatively easy, according to enrico caruso. Find the metropolitan opera on instagram opens new window find the metropolitan opera. Green is an expert on classical music and music history, with more than 10 years of both solo and ensemble performance experience. Il trovatore select a language to update the synopsis text.
Salvadore cammarano 18011852 was one of the foremost librettists of his day. Verdi s score for il trovatore perfectly expresses the extreme nature of the drama at hand. Packed with more hit songs than any opera but carmen, verdi s hotblooded melodrama thrills with swift action, intense pathos, and multiple moments where singers shine. Manrico franco bonisolli azucena viorica cortez leonora raina kabaivanska conte di. Verdi il trovatore opera brasov live performance 2015. Download the new ipad app to watch on your tv with apple tv via airplay. Il trovatore, act ii, scene 2 in the aftermath of rigoletto, verdi s sole desire was to do something new. And caruso was not really joking as that is exactly what the second installment of verdi s middleperiod trilogy truly requires. All these artists performing are in their primes, although zinka milanov 190689 as leonora was perhaps even bettering the early fifties. What to expect from il trovatore metropolitan opera. Il trovatore di giuseppe verdi opera del 170314 raiplay. Even today, il trovatore is still one of the most popular operas, even if it is not easy to cast the opera adequately.
The second of the three great middle period operas that solidified verdi s fame, il trovatore is the work that is most based in the traditions of the first half of the nineteenth century. Anna netrebko leonora and placido domingo il conte di luna are seen during the il trovatore photo rehearsal on august 4, 2014 in salzburg, austria. Dal teatro alla scala di milano lopera il trovatore giovedi 1 maggio alle 21. Listen also to the fourth part of verdi s fantastic opera il trovatore exclusively with voices from the first half of the 20th century. Verdi s il trovatore has some of the most rousing choruses and arias in any of his operas, a plot to rival game of thrones, and four very demanding lead roles calling for exceptional singers. Di quella pira verdi s il trovatore pavarotti 1988 metropolitan opera production.
In his companion piece to rigoletto, verdi let loose a torrent of abrasive energy. Il trovatore the metropolitan opera 20152016 il trovatore the metropolitan opera 20152016. Enriched with role descriptions and informative illustrations. Il trovatore alagna, gheorghiu, hampson, lso, giuseppe verdi, pappano, lso. Giuseppe verdi s il trovatore one of the most enduringly popular operas in the repertoire, il trovatore was first seen at romes teatro apollo in 1853. The cdrs issued by premiere are listed in premiere opera new cd releases julyaugust 2004. Count di luna, and dolora zajick is the mysterious azucena. Much of the score is written in uneven meters such as 34 or 68, and even those segments that are set in common 44 time have. Based on a play by gutierrez, the plot is filled with the twists and unlikely coincidences that, over the years, have made the opera the butt of many jokes. Recording of a performance in the teatro dell opera di roma november 1967. Few people would take issue with the sensational cast of this broadcast.
This is rather a funny recording because it is just. A monumental staging by legendary director franco zeffirelli brings superstar anna netrebko to the arena of verona for her muchanticipated debut in one of giuseppe verdi s most popular operas, il trovatore. Il trovatore opera di giuseppe verdi trama settemuse. Tenor yonghoon lee sings the illfated manrico, baritone dmitri hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzosoprano dolora zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the. Il trovatore, opera di quella pira composta da giuseppe verdi suonata da royal opera house orchestra covent garden con jose carreras condotta da sir colin davis 17.
Il trovatore the metropolitan opera 20152016 production. Il trovatore alagna, gheorghiu, hampson, lso, giuseppe verdi. Verdi s il trovatore has a truly outlandish story, but its music has made it one of the most popular of all the composers great operas. It was gutierrezs most successful play, one which verdi scholar julian budden describes as a high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the aristotelian unities, packed with. But that melody often appears to be as disturbed as the situations it portrays. World of opera presents it in a production from houston. Three months after announcing he had a brain tumor, and still in the midst of treatment, the cherished russian baritone dmitri hvorostovsky returned to the metropolitan opera on friday evening as the count di luna in verdi s il trovatore. Il trovatore work giuseppe verdisalvatore cammarano opera. Met opera crowd cheers ailing russian baritone the new. Now before people start throwing stones, many things need to be said about deccas recent release of verdi s il trovatore. Il trovatore di giuseppe verdi opera lirica italia. At least 83 recordings exist of the opera as a whole, made between 1912 and 2011, although not all of them are absolutely complete. Met opera on demand delivers instant access to more than 500 met performances, including live in hd videos, classic telecasts and radio broadcasts. Another verdi opera set in old spain, il trovatore weaves a tangled web of deceit and mistaken identity.
Wiener mozart konzerte, musikverein, viena, setembro september 2019. After his death, the trovatore libretto was completed by fellow writer leone emanuele bardare 1820after 1874. Il trovatore by giuseppe verdi the synopsis d opera guide. Throughout the opera, the use of melody is as uninhibited as the emotions of the protagonists. Blessed with a torrent of strong arias, ensembles, and the well known anvil chorus, this opera has always been a quite popular one. A dark and flamboyant, complex and convoluted work being known to require the four most beautiful voices in.
The stellar cast of this production meets all expectations, featuring accomplished baritone luca salsi as count di luna and yusif eyvazov as his powerful. Verdi prepared a revised version in french, le trouvere, with added ballet music, which premiered at the paris opera on january 12, 1857. In 1862 verdi wrote in a letter that the trovatore could be heard even in africa and india. It is truly a masterpiece which will enjoy its popularity within the operatic canon for years to come. Recordings of il trovatore by giuseppe verdi are surveyed in the following publications. All that is needed are the four greatest singers in the world. An ovation greeted his first entrance, loud and long enough that he broke character to smile and pat his heart in appreciation. The radiant superstar joan sutherland, in her last operatic appearance at the met, is leonora, the young woman loved by two menthe outlaw manrico luciano pavarotti in spectacular form, and. First and foremost, the ubiquitous andrea bocelli doing what most would consider crossing over into the opera world one more time after recent issues of his, with zubin mehta in the past 2 years, including laboheme and.616 626 324 549 119 1476 548 344 899 1333 426 1284 1301 1236 826 985 426 1444 684 1470 663 1480 1065 1396 803 1047 1194 495 757 1374 1388