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Verdi: Il Trovatore / Rizzi, Cura, Hvorostovsky, Villarroel

Verdi / Cura / Hvorostovsky / Naef / Rizzi
Release Date: 11/19/2002 
Label:  Bbc / Opus Arte (Dvd)   Catalog #: 849  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dmitri HvorostovskyVerónica VillarroelYvonne NaefJosé Cura
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

José Cura leads the star cast of Verdi’s blazingly passionate opera, in Elijah Moshinsky’s new Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid, with sets by the noted Italian film designer Dante Ferretti. With Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count di Luna, Veronica Villarroel as Leonora, and Yvonne Naef as Azucena, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

WINNER Diapason d'or de l'année 2002
WINNER Diapason d'or de l'année 2002
WINNER Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros 2002
NOMINATION - Gramophone awards 2002

Picture format: 16/9 anamorphic
Sound format: Dolby
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Menu languages: English
Running time: 172 mins

R E V I E W S:

"Elijah Moshinsky's production is surely as lively and moving as Verdi's intricate masterpiece deserves. Jose Cura sizzles. Dimitri Hvorostovsky is everything one could want to see and hear in a Verdi baritone. This new "Trovatore" DVD is a reminder that not every golden age happened long ago." - San Francisco Chronicle (USA)"

"All four are in excellent voice. Cura...supports Naef with beautiful quiet singing...Hvorostovsky is formidable... There are two other filmed Trovatore's available at present, for a combination of musical excellence and intelligent production neither comes close to this one." - International Record Review
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Works on This Recording

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Yvonne Naef (Mezzo Soprano),
José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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