Published on January 3rd, 2012 03:40 AM
Il Trovatore - Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi
Written just between Rigoletto and La Traviata, Verdi’s Il Trovatore was saluted as “the triumph of melody”. Compared to its two sisters from the popular trilogy it is clearly the less polished one in terms of drama. Everything in this opera is quite straightforward. The real power of the piece lies entirely in the irresistible music, and the beautiful singing. With the possible exception of Azucena, there are no complex characters like Rigoletto or Violetta. As Caruso said: “it’s easy to perform: you just need the four best singers in the world”. Let’s talk about it in detail.