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Opera Explained: Verdi - Il Trovatore (Smillie)

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XM 8079
 
Opera Explained: Verdi - Il Trovatore (Smillie)
ISBN: 9781843793199
Download Size: 67 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 01:19:06
Release Date: November 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Author
Thomson Smillie
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Reader
David Timson
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Verdi - Il Trovatore (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
Il trovatore has been ruthlessly parodied. It is a tale of murder and mayhem, burned babies, roasted hags, would-be nuns, strolling minstrels and bad baritones. And indeed the libretto does call for a willing suspension of disbelief. The reward is in the music, a score as prodigally melodic as only the mature Verdi could write: the 'Anvil' Chorus, the 'Miserere' scene, two great tenor arias, a beautiful baritone aria - a richness without embarrassment.




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