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Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (2006)
One of the best, easiest and most informative way to learn about some of the world’s greatest operas, the Black Dog Opera Library provides readers with the background and context they need to appreciate these tremendous works.
In this edition, learn about Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore — the story of a cross-generational family feud involving witchcraft, murder and vengeance. The opera’s iconic “Anvil Chorus” is known by audiences worldwide.
The accompanying recording features Leontyne Price as Leonora, alongside Franco Bonisolli as Manrico and Ruggero Raimondi as Ferrando. Herbert von Karajan leads the Berlin Philharmonic, recorded September 1977.