Notes & Reviews:
A high-octane performance of Verdi's much-loved opera, which was transmitted from the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD to cinemas around the world
David McVicar's acclaimed production employs a spectacular revolving set to bring a powerful new momentum to Verdi's dark drama of love and revenge
The opera features some of Verdi's best-loved music, including the Anvil Chorus and the herois tenor aria Di quella pira
Often described as requiring 'the four greatest singers in the world', this performance of II Trovatore brings together a quartet of stars who have sung their roles to great acclaim throughout the world
Verdi's melody-packed score is conducted by Marco Armiliato
Alvarez made a stalwart, passionate, masculine figure... Radvanovsky has all the technical devices necessary for Leonora, and she is, moreover, a passionate actress... Hvorostovsky sang with superb, flawless line, total control and long, flowing high notes... Zajiick held down Azucena powerfully... The opera's end I have never seen staged or acted more convincingly.
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
- Performers: Marcelo Alvarez; Sondra Radvanovsky; Dolora Zajick; Dmitri Hvorostovsky
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1853
- Studio/Live: Studio