Il Trovatore (Blu-Ray)

GIUSEPPE VERDI 

Lyric drama in four parts
Libretto by SALVADORE CAMMARANO & LEONE EMANUELE BARDARE

Manrico : Misha Didyk
Leonora : Marina Poplavskaya
Azucena : Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Il Conte di Luna : Scott Hendricks
Ferrando : Giovani Furlanetto

Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie
Chœurs de la Monnaie
Conductor : MARC MINKOWSKI

Stage Direction : DMITRI TCHERNIAKOV

BAC408 / Opera recorded at the Theatre de la Monnaie, Brussels

After the success of Rigoletto, Verdi called on librettist Salvadore Cammarano in 1851 for his new opera Il Trovatore, based on the eponymous play by Spanish playwright Antonio García Gutiérrez. Verdi takes us to 15th century northern Spain to witness the tragic destiny of those under the control of the gypsy Azucena, who seeks to avenge the death of his mother. The first percussion notes are solemn, setting the tone for Verdi’s masterpiece, whose main themes include abandonment, passion, power, love for one’s parents and vengeance. The music is sometimes tender and sensuous, with exceptional energy and force, revealing daring and mastery in its musical and vocal language.

This production marked the debut of Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov at La Monnaie and the first Verdi interpretation by Marc Minkowski.

REVIEWS

Tcherniakov hits a big show again, Scott Hendricks too”
OPERA CAKE.COM

“Brunet-Grupposo (Azucena) sang exceptionally, burrowing deep into her chest tones and rising with a lighter opaque sound to a shining top with something of the generosity of the late Rita Gorr. ”
OPERA NEWS.COM

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Bonus: Interview with Dmitri Tcherniakov (15 min.)
  • Length: 143 min. - Image: Full HD, Couleur, 16/9, NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: FR / EN / ALL / NL
  • Zones: 1 - 1 disc(s) - Release date: