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Filmed live in Berlin, Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo star in one of Verdi’s greatest operas, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.
Il Trovatore is without question one of Verdi’s most dramatic masterpieces – as well as one of his most melodic, including the irresistible ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the tenor showstopper ‘Di quella pira’. Anna Netrebko makes her debut as Leonora, triumphing in a uniquely demanding role for a Verdi soprano and one she will sing again at the 2014 Salzburg Festival.
Adored for his legendary performances in the title role, Placido Domingo here sings the baritone role of the troubador’s
arch-rival, the aristocratic Count di Luna.
Celebrated film-maker Philipp Stolzl, well-known for his groundbreaking video collaborations with Rammstein and Madonna, directs his first Verdi opera, creating an extraordinarily powerful visual and visceral theatrical experience, unlike any other production of the opera.
The roles of the troubadour and the gypsy Azucena are taken by Uruguayan tenor Gaston Rivero and Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya.
Region: 0 (All Region)
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9 / NTSC
Filmed live in High Definition
Subtitles: Italian, English/German/French/Spanish/Chinese/Korean
A production of UNITEL CLASSICA
in cooperation with Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Read less
Works on This Recording
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Stefan Livland (Tenor),
Marina Prudenskaya (Mezzo Soprano),
Adrian Sâmpetrean (Tenor),
Gaston Rivero (Tenor),
Anna Netrebko (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Florian Hoffmann (Tenor)
Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Written: 1853; Italy
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