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Verdi: Il Trovatore / Armiliato, Hvorostovsky, Alvarez, Radvanovsky, Zajick


Release Date: 08/07/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001654909  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sondra RadvanovskyMarcelo AlvarezDolora ZajicDmitri Hvorostovsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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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
Read more 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)

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Il Trovatore
Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Stefan Kocán
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Marco Armiliato

Production by David McVicar
Introduction by Renée Fleming

1 DVD-Video
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Filmed live in High Definition
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese
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Works on This Recording

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Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano),
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Stefan Kocán (Bass)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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