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Simon Boccanegra - Giuseppe Verdi

Il trovatore (The Troubadour) - Giuseppe Verdi

Information about the opera Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

After the play 'El Trovador' by Antonio García Gutiérrez.

Recommended recordings on CD

Giulini/Jones/Prevedi (Royal Opera House Heritage Series ROHS011)


An exciting live performance from 1964, with superb singing by Gwyneth Jones.

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, 1964.

Cast: Gwyneth Jones (Leonora), Bruno Prevedi (Manrico), Peter Glossop (Count di Luna), Giulietta Simionato (Azucena).

Royal Opera House Heritage Series ROHS011 (mono)

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Pappano/Gheorghiu/Alagna (EMI Classics 7243 CDC5 57360-2)

CDC5 57360-2

Superb performances by the husband and wife team of Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna make this recent recording a first choice.

London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Pappano, 2001.

Cast: Angela Gheorghiu (Leonora), Roberto Alagna (Manrico), Thomas Hampson (Count di Luna), Larissa Diadkova (Azucena).

EMI Classics 7243 CDC5 57360-2

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Recommended recordings on DVD

Rizzi/Villarroel/Cura (Opus Arte OA 0848 D)

OA 0848 D

Sets by the noted Italian film designer Dante Ferretti, but ultimately a disappointing production.

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, Madrid Zarzuela Theatre Chorus, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, 2002.

Cast: Veronica Villarroel (Leonora), José Cura (Manrico), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Count di Luna), Yvonne Naef (Azucena).

Opus Arte OA 0848 D

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