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Il trovatore: Opera Explained by Thomson Smillie

Il trovatore: Opera Explained

by Thomson Smillie

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Il trovatore has been ruthlessly parodied. It is a tale of murder and mayhem, burned babies, roasted hags, would-be nuns, strolling minstrels, and bad baritones. And indeed the libretto does call for a willing suspension of disbelief. The reward is in the music, a score as prodigally melodic as only the mature Verdi could write: the "Anvil" chorus, the "Miserere" scene, two great tenor arias, a beautiful baritone aria - a richness without embarrassment.


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  • Published: October 2012
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: I069798