Il trovatore

 

Verdi Il Trovatore opera to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano and Leone Emanuele Bardare. Directed 2016 by Francesco Negrin at the Sferisterio Theatre as part of the Macerata Opera Festival. Stars Marco Caria (Il Conte di Luna), Anna Pirozzi (Leonora), Enkelejda Shkosa (Azucena), Piero Pretti (Manrico), and Alessandro Spina (Ferrando). Daniel Oren conducts the Fondazione Orchestra Regionale delle Marche, the Coro Lirico, Marchigiano "Vincenzo Bellini" (chorus master Carlo Morganti), and the Complesso di palcoscenio Banda "Salvadei." Sets and costume design by Louis Désiré; light designs by Bruno Poet. Released 2017, disc has 5.1 HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This is a hard opera to stage on a huge stage outdoors. Hugo Shirley, writing in the October 2017 Gramophone (pages 100-101), condemns this recording to the purgatory of "a respectable achievement."

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