Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Cheat Sheet: Il Trovatore

Our quick intro to the Verdi masterpiece, this Saturday’s Met Opera broadcast.

 

Il trovatore, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Franceso Meli, Salzburg Festival 2014
Il trovatore, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Franceso Meli, Salzburg Festival 2014

In this Opera Cheat Sheet, Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra give their usual open and honest overview of one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most tuneful works. Il Trovatore is a story of nobles, gypsies and singing soldiers, and reminds us of the terrible consequences of seething revenge!

Tune in Saturday, February 13th at noon to hear the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Il Trovatore, featuring Angela Meade as Leonora, Marcello Giordani as Manrico and Dolora Zajick as Azucena, on Houston Public Media’s Classical 91.7.

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