Verdi Il trovatore opera to libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare. Directed 2011 by David McVicar. Stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Il Conte di Luna), Sondra Radvanovsky (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena), Marcelo Álvarez (Manrico), Stefan Kocán (Ferrando), Maria Zifchak (Ines), Eduardo Valdes (Ruiz), Robert Maher (Un Vecchio Zingaro), and Raymond Aparentado (Un Messo). Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Chorus Master Donald Palumbo). Set design by Charles Edwards; costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel; lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; choreography by Leah Hausman; stage direction by Paula Williams; musical preparation by Jane Klaviter, Howard Watkins, J. David Jackson, Hemdi Kfir, and Vlad Iftinca; assistant stage direction by Daniel Rigazzi; fight direction by Nigel Poutlon; dramaturgy by Paul Cremo. TV Director was Barbara Willis Sweete; Music Producer was Jay David Saks; Supervising Producers were Mia Bongiovanni and Elena Park; Producers were Louisa Briccetti and Victoria Warivonchik. Released in 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!
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