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VERDI: Le Trouvère (Trailer) [2018 Festival Verdi - Teatro Regio di Parma - Teatro Farnese ]

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After the great success that Il Trovatore enjoyed in Paris, Verdi was approached to compose a French version of the opera to suit the tastes of the local public. The original work, based on the Spanish play El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez, had a libretto by Cammarano, which was for this purpose translated into French by Émilien Pacini.
Le Trouvère was first staged in Brussels in 1856 and premiered at the Paris Opera in 1857. In this new version the composer added some music in Act 3 for the gypsy ballet scene, extended the finale of Act 4, and made several other revisions.
The plot is highly dramatic and captivating: Verdi portrays strong characters who deal with war, obsession and revenge. In the words of director Robert Wilson: ‘This is a family tragedy, and in many ways, it is a very contemporary story.’
This production was staged in the splendid Teatro Farnese of Parma, which was built in 1628 and belongs to the Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta, one of the oldest museums in Italy.
‘Verdi’s opera is propelled by blazing dramatic extremes, while Wilson’s cool trademark style is aesthetically and emotionally its antithesis.’ – Financial Times

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813 – 1901)
Opera in four acts

Libretto by
Salvadore Cammarano
French translation by Émilien Pacini

Roberto Abbado

Director, Set and Light Designer
Robert Wilson

Costume Designer
Julia Von Leliwa

Make-up design
Manu Halligan

Orchestra and Chorus
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Chorus master
Andrea Faidutti

Teatro Farnese (Teatro Regio di Parma) Festival Verdi 2018


Manrique, le Trouvère Giuseppe Gipali
Le Comte de Luna Franco Vassallo
Léonore Roberta Mantegna
Azucena, la Bohémienne Nino Surguladze
Fernand Marco Spotti
Ruiz / Un Messager Luca Casalin
Inès Tonia Langella
Un vieux Bohémien Nicolò Donini

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