Verdi – Il Trovatore

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Verdi  – Il Trovatore

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Classical Opera
Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore

Plácido Domingo, Rosalind Plowright, Brigitte Fassbaender, …
Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Cond. Carlo Maria Giulini
Digital Recording
Released 1984
2 Compact Discs | Playing time: 2.19’.53’’

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Verdi  – Il Trovatore

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‘… The importance of Il Trovatore lies in its music;
it displays some of the most ingratiating melodies Verdi ever wrote.
It has been said that in order to mount a successful performance of this opera,
all you need (!) are the four greatest Verdi voices available.
From the soaring phrases of Leonora's opening aria to the martial excitement
of Manrico's Di quella pira, all of the conventional operatic forms are used
to give the singers a chance to shine.

Only Azucena does not have the traditional two-part aria,
but she has some of the most memorable solos and duets in the entire opera.
From her entrance with the drama of Stride la vampa to the tenderness of her
Act Four duet with Manrico, she displays a full range of emotion.
Di Luna, the baritone villain, is more one dimensional.

The role of Manrico is one of the most difficult that Verdi wrote;
he needs the grace of a lyric tenor for Ah si, ben mio
and a full dramatic tenor sound for the following Di quella pira
(which contains two unwritten high Cs that add considerably to its difficulty).
Most tenors find it safer to have this aria transposed down in performance
and some even do this on recordings…’

Complete Composition Descri...rd LeSueur at allmusic.com

Verdi  – Il Trovatore

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