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Work: Il trovatore

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BernIl trovatore

Il trovatore
Verdi: Il trovatore
Jochem Hochstenbach; Markus Bothe; Stadttheater Bern; Zsolt Czetner; Kathrin Frosch; Justina Klimczyk; Bern Symphony Orchestra

BerlinIl trovatore

© Bettina Stöß
Verdi: Il trovatore
Giacomo Sagripanti; Hans Neuenfels; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Reinhard von der Thannen; George Petean; Simone Piazzola

SalzburgA due voci · Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov

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

MunichIl trovatore

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

HelsinkiIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Patrick Fournillier; Joan Anton Rechi; Finnish National Opera; Mercè Paloma; Elena Stikhina; Sari Nordqvist
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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 
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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.
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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.
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Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front

"Di due figli": Maurizio Muraro as Ferrando and chorus © ROH / Clive Barda
Francesco Meli asserts his credentials as one of the top tenors singing Manrico; David Bösch's staging lacks attention to detail.
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