Work: Il trovatore

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1853
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ModenaIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Andrea Battistoni; Stefano Vizioli; Teatro comunale di Modena; Alessandro Ciammarughi; Vittorio Vitelli; Vittoria Yeo

BerlinIl trovatore

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

Frankfurt am MainIl trovatoreNew production

Verdi: Il trovatore
Jader Bignamini; David Bösch; Oper Frankfurt; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Brian Mulligan; Elza van den Heever

St PetersburgIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Pier Luigi Pizzi; Mariinsky Opera; Mariinsky Theatre Chorus; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

PragueSmetana, Dvořák, Strauss Sohn, Tschaikowsky, Suppe, Fučík, Verdi, Mozart

Smetana, Dvořák, Strauss II, Tchaikovsky, Suppe, Fučík, Verdi, Mozart
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A triumphant new Trovatore in Vienna

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

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

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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