- with Ricardo Panela (baritone)
This morning’s lecture discusses one of Verdi’s most famous operas of all time: Il trovatore. Usually dismissed because of its silly, intricate and over-the-top plot, Il trovatore is one of Verdi’s musically more inspired scores and undoubtedly his most difficult opera to sing. In this lecture we learn why it is said that this opera requires the four greatest singers in the world to be successful. Ricardo also explores the many aspects which make it both traditional and incredibly revolutionary at the same time.
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- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours (with short interval)