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A Bold Decision

'Il Trovatore in Naples',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Even though Il Trovatore is one of the three Verdi operas generally referred to as the 'popular trilogy', and in the nineteenth and the first part of the twentieth centuries it was staged as often as the other two operas — Rigoletto and Traviata — it seems now to not be as often performed. I could not find any recent review in M&V, for example. In the latter part of the twentieth century, musicologists considered it a step backward from Rigoletto because of its unabashedly formalistic approach when compared with the freer form of the previous opera...

Copyright © 30 December 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

IL TROVATORE

NAPLES

ITALY

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