Verdi - Le Trouvere (Blu-ray) | Dynamic 57835

Verdi - Le Trouvere (Blu-ray)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 57835

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 13th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Giuseppe Gipali
Franco Vassallo
Roberta Mantegna
Nino Surguladze
Marco Spotti
Luca Casalin
Tonia Langella
Nicolo Donini
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma

Conductor

Roberto Abbado

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il trovatore

Artists

Giuseppe Gipali
Franco Vassallo
Roberta Mantegna
Nino Surguladze
Marco Spotti
Luca Casalin
Tonia Langella
Nicolo Donini
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma

Conductor

Roberto Abbado

About

After the great success that Il Trovatore enjoyed in Paris, Verdi was approached to compose a French version of the opera to suit the tastes of the local public. The original work, based on the Spanish play El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez, had a libretto by Cammarano, which was for this purpose translated into French by Émilien Pacini.

Le Trouvère was first staged in Brussels in 1856 and premiered at the Paris Opéra in 1857. In this new version the composer added some music in Act 3 for the gypsy ballet scene, extended the finale of Act 4, and made several other revisions.

The plot is highly dramatic and captivating: Verdi portrays strong characters who deal with war, obsession and revenge. In the words of director Robert Wilson: ‘This is a family tragedy, and in many ways, it is a very contemporary story.’

This production was staged in the splendid Teatro Farnese of Parma, which was built in 1628 and belongs to the Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta, one of the oldest museums in Italy.

‘Verdi’s opera is propelled by blazing dramatic extremes, while Wilson’s cool trademark style is aesthetically and emotionally its antithesis.’ – Financial Times

Cast:
- Manrique, Le Trouvère: Giuseppe Gipali
- Le Comte de Luna: Franco Vassallo
- Léonore: Roberta Mantegna
- Azucena, la Bohémienne: Nino Surguladze
- Fernand: Marco Spotti
- Ruiz / Un Messager: Luca Casalin
- Inès: Tonia Langella
- Un vieux Bohémien: Nicolò Donini

Director, set and light designer: Robert Wilson
Costume designer: Julia Von Leliwa
Make-up design: Manu Halligan
Video director: Tiziano Mancini
Theatre: Teatro Farnese (Teatro Regio di Parma), Festival Verdi 2018

Video format / Aspect ratio: 1080i60 – 1 BD 25 NTSC – 16:9
Audio format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 – All regions
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Notes: Italian, English
Duration: 174 min.

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