An Introduction To-- Verdi
Il TrovatoreStreaming Audiobook - 2003
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2003
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 19 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Trovatore