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The Resource Il trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi, [music] ; a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; director, Elijah Moshinsky ; television producer, Frances Whitaker ; television director, Brian Large, (videorecording)

Il trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi, [music] ; a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; director, Elijah Moshinsky ; television producer, Frances Whitaker ; television director, Brian Large, (videorecording)

Label
Il trovatore
Title
Il trovatore
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe Verdi, [music] ; a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; director, Elijah Moshinsky ; television producer, Frances Whitaker ; television director, Brian Large
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
The four parts of the opera have the titles The Duel, The Gypsy, The Gypsy's Son and The Execution. Ferrando tells the story of the revenge taken by a gypsy for the death of her mother, the apparent destruction in the fire of the son of the old Count di Luna. In the palace gardens Leonora waits for her lover, the troubadour Manrico, mistaking the Count di Luna, who also loves her, for him, an error that ends with a duel between the two men. At the gypsy camp Azucena tells Manrico the story of the abduction of the son of the Count di Luna and admits that she threw the wrong baby on the fire, keeping, as her own, the Count's son. He tells her how he was held back from killing the young Count, in their duel. News comes that Leonora, thinking Manrico dead, is to enter a convent, a step that the Count seeks to prevent. The arrival of Manrico, with his men, allows him to take Leonora away with him. Azucena is captured by the Count's men, who are preparing to attack Castellor, Manrico's stronghold. In the castle the planned marriage of Manrico and Leonora is interrupted by news of Azucena's capture. Imprisoned by the Count, Manrico and Azucena are threatened with death, while Leonora seeks to save her lover, offering herself in return, although she has secretly taken poison. In the prison Azucena reveals to Manrico his parentage, as a son of the old Count and brother to his enemy. Leonora comes to bring news of Manrico's release, and dies, while the Count orders the immediate execution of Manrico, watched by Azucena, who has her final triumphant revenge when she reveals to the Count the identity of his victim
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1813-1901
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verdi, Giuseppe
Credits note
Sets, Dante Ferretti ; costumes, Anne Tilby
Date time place
Recorded live May 3, 2002 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in English
LC call number
M1500.V47
LC item number
T76 2009
PerformerNote
José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Verónica Villarroel, Yvonne Naef, Tómas Tómasson, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, Thomas Barnard, Douglas Telfer, Edgaras Montvidas ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House ; Carlo Rizzi, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1957-
  • 1968-
  • 1975-
  • 1801-1852
  • 1813-1884
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moshinsky, Elijah
  • Whitaker, Frances
  • Large, Brian
  • Cura, José
  • Hvorostovsky, Dmitri
  • Villarroel, Verónica
  • Naef, Yvonne
  • Tómas Tómasson
  • Jeffers, Gweneth-Ann
  • Barnard, Thomas
  • Telfer, Douglas
  • Montvidas, Edgaras
  • Rizzi, Carlo
  • Cammarano, Salvatore
  • García Gutiérrez, Antonio
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Kultur International Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
Runtime
172
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Il trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi, [music] ; a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; director, Elijah Moshinsky ; television producer, Frances Whitaker ; television director, Brian Large, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez's play El trovador
  • Originally broadcast on BBC Television
  • Extra features: Meet the cast and their characters; Designing Il trovatore: behind-the-scenes with the director and the costume and set designers; illustrated synopsis; All about Schläger: preparations for the fight scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (172 min.)
Isbn
9780769708492
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031084995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
D0849
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn318654801
  • (OCoLC)318654801
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Il trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi, [music] ; a BBC Television production in association with CBC Canada and Opus Arte ; director, Elijah Moshinsky ; television producer, Frances Whitaker ; television director, Brian Large, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Antonio Garcia Gutiérrez's play El trovador
  • Originally broadcast on BBC Television
  • Extra features: Meet the cast and their characters; Designing Il trovatore: behind-the-scenes with the director and the costume and set designers; illustrated synopsis; All about Schläger: preparations for the fight scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (172 min.)
Isbn
9780769708492
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031084995
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
D0849
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn318654801
  • (OCoLC)318654801
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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