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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 heroic tenor aria Di quella pira.
Often described as requiring "the four greatest singers in the world", this performance of Il Trovatore brings together a quartet of stars who have sung their roles to great
acclaim throughout the world.
“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...Zajick held down Azucena powerfully...The opera’s end I have never seen staged or acted more convincingly” (Opera Today)
Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Stefan Kocán
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Production by David McVicar
Introduction by Renée Fleming
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Filmed live in High Definition
Works on This Recording
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano),
Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor),
Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano),
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone),
Stefan Kocán (Bass)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1853; Italy
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