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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi Composer

An Introduction to Verdi's 'Il trovatore' (Naxos): Narration by David Timson

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  • An Introduction to Verdi's 'Il trovatore' (Naxos): Narration by David Timson
    Pr. Instrument: Narrator
    • Background. Italy's history in the 19th century
    • Background. Verdi's popularity
    • Background. The operas
    • Background. Rigoletto
    • Background. La traviata
    • Il trovatore. Genesis of Il trovatore
    • Il trovatore. Principal characters and the story so far
    • Il trovatore. The gypsy woman
    • Il trovatore. Leonora's entrance aria
    • Il trovatore. The role of Inez
    • Il trovatore. Count di Luna and his place as Manrico's rival
    • Il trovatore. Act II: the gypsies' encampment; Azucena's 'Stride la vampa!'
    • Il trovatore. Azucena continues her story
    • Il trovatore. Who is Manrico?
    • Il trovatore. At the convent
    • Il trovatore. Act II finale
    • Il trovatore. Act III: Di Luna's soldiers
    • Il trovatore. Manrico: 'Ah! Sì ben mio'; 'Di quella pira'
    • Il trovatore. Act IV: Leonora's 'D'amor sull' ali rosee'
    • Il trovatore. Leonora and Di Luna
    • Il trovatore. Azucena and Manrico share a prison cell
    • Il trovatore. Conclusion

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