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Blood brothers, separated at birth, become deadly rivals in love and in war. A mother, burnt at the stake for bewitching a child, is avenged by her gypsy daughter. A beautiful aristocrat sacrifices her honour to save the man she loves. The hot Spanish passions of these interwoven stories are distilled by Verdi into a score which for sheer tunefulness and vocal glory has no equal in his entire output. The immortal love songs of the principal characters contrast with the Anvil Chorus, the Soldiers Chorus and the matchless tension of the Miserere to create the essence of Italian opera. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 47 minutes. New Production.Performers Jose Cura (Manrico), Veronica Villarroel (Leonora), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Count Di Luna Apr 22/25/27/May 1/3/6), Vladimir Chernov (Count Di Luna May11/14), Tomas Tomasson (Ferrando), Yvonne Naef (Azucena), Edgaras Montvidas (Ruiz), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Ines).
Music Verdi. Company Royal Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Design Dante Ferretti. Costume Anne Tilby. Lighting Howard Harrison.
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