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Work: Il trovatore

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1853
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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SalzburgA due voci · Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov

Verdi
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Jader Bignamini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov

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Verdi: Il trovatore
Daniel Oren; Stefano Vizioli; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège; Alessandro Ciammarughi; Mario Cassi; Yolanda Auyanet

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Verdi: Il trovatore
Asher Fisch; Olivier Py; Bavarian State Opera; Pierre-André Weitz; Igor Golovatenko; Krassimira Stoyanova

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Verdi: Il trovatore
Maurizio Benini; Francisco Negrin; Teatro Real; Louis Désiré; Bruno Poet; Ludovic Tézier; Artur Ruciński

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Nora Sourouzian (Azucena) und Stefano Secco (Manrico) © Werner Kmetitsch
Verdi: Il trovatore
Andrea Sanguineti; Ben Baur; Oper Graz; Robin Engelen; Uta Meenen; Rodion Pogossov
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Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

Marko Mimica (Ferrando) © Bettina Stöß
In a dated production by Hans Neuenfels, conductor Giacomo Sagripanti leads a musically successful Trovatore, where Angela Meade and Anita Rachvelishvili show their vocal brilliance.
****1
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Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Towering above all the other meritorious singers in this performance, was the phenomenal Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili 
****1
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A triumphant new Trovatore in Vienna

Roberto Alagna (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna stages an all-star new production of Verdi's classic, with sublime singing in Daniele Abbado's Spanish Civil War setting.
*****
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Anita Rachvelishvili takes the honours in ROH Trovatore

Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
An outstanding Azucena and solid vocal and orchestral performances more than make up for David Bösch's unappealing staging.
***11
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Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

Najmiddin Mavlyanov (Manrico) and Maria Agresta (Leonora) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The Marx Brothers famously sent up Verdi's middle period masterpiece in A Night at the Opera and if Bösch doesn't exactly send up Trovatore's corrosive cocktail of infanticide, jealousy and vengeance, he undermines it with his staging.
**111
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