Giuseppe Verdi

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

Fiery and full-blooded, Verdi's Il Trovatore is a masterpiece of obsession, madness and revenge, with an intricate plot that minds a mysterious gypsy woman, two sworn enemies and a passionate young woman who must betray her all consuming love or face death itself. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland's magnificently portrays tragic heroine Leonora, with Kenneth Collins as troubadour Manrico and Jonathan Summers as the Count di Luna, the two men who love her. Richard Bonynge conducts a thrilling performance that emphasises the power and majesty of this richly melodramatic work.

Recorded 1983
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor Richard Bonynge
Leonora Joan Sutherland
Azucena Lauris Elms
Manrico Kenneth Collins
Ferrando Donald Shanks
Di Luna Jonathan Summers
Inez Cynthia Johnston
Sydney Elizabethan Orchestra  
Australian Opera Chorus