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Work: Il trovatore

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1853
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ViennaIl trovatoreNeue Produktion

Verdi: Il trovatore
Marco Armiliato; Daniele Abbado; Vienna State Opera; Graziano Gregori; Carla Teti; Ludovic Tézier; Anna Netrebko

BudapestIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Judit Galgóczy; Hungarian State Opera; Katalin Juhász; Michele Kalmandy; Anikó Bakonyi; Andrea Edina Ulbrich

BarcelonaIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Daniele Callegari; Joan Anton Rechi; Gran Teatre del Liceu; William Orlandi; Mercè Paloma; Artur Ruciński; George Petean

LondonIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Richard Farnes; David Bösch; Royal Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Quinn Kelsey; Vitaliy Bilyy

PragueIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Jan Latham-Koenig; Lubor Cukr; Prague State Opera; Josef Jelínek; Miguelangelo Cavalcanti; Richard Haan
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Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

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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Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front

Francesco Meli asserts his credentials as one of the top tenors singing Manrico; David Bösch's staging lacks attention to detail.
***11
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A lacklustre Trovatore opens at the Erkel Theatre

Inadequate production and mixed performances characterize the Hungarian State Opera's new Trovatore.
**111
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At it hammer and tongs: Chelsea Opera Group's Trovatore

A spirited performance of Verdi's beloved work highlighted the virtues of opera in concert.
***11
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Burning bright: superb Trovatore ignites the Bastille

Despite the sombre staging, it’s the vocal fire that blazes in this impressive Trovatore in Paris.
****1
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