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Il trovatore

Il trovatore / [a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Salvadore Cammarano ; television producer, Frances Whitaker] ; directed for television by Brian Large.
Heathfield : Opus Arte, [2002]

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Additional Authors
  • Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
  • Cammarano, Salvatore, 1801-1852.
  • García Gutiérrez, Antonio, 1813-1884.
  • Large, Brian.
  • Whitaker, Frances.
  • Villarroel, Verónica.
  • Naef, Yvonne, 1957-
  • Cura, José, 1962-
  • Hvorostovsky, Dmitri.
  • Rizzi, Carlo.
  • Moshinsky, Elijah.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs.
  • Opera.
  • Based on El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez.
  • Recorded May 3, 2002 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
  • Booklet (21 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) with synopsis and biographical information in English, French and German laid in container.
  • Extra features on disc: Synopsis -- the cast and their characters -- Designing Il trovatore -- All about schläger duelling.
Credits (note)
  • Directed for the stage by Elijah Moshinsky.
Performer (note)
  • Verónica Villarroel (Leonora) ; Yvonne Naef (Azucena) ; José Cura (Manrico) ; Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Il Conte di Luna) ; Tómas Tómasson (Ferrando) ; Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Ines) ; Edgaras Montvidas (Ruiz) ; The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House ; Carlo Rizzi, conductor.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, Dolby stereo or surround sound, 16:9 picture format.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian with optional English subtitles; DVD menu in English.
  • ocm51220421
  • SCSB-9053488
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries