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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi$
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Abramo Basevi and Stefano Castelvecchi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226094915

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001

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Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

(p.175) 16 Il Trovatore
The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Il trovatore, first performed in Rome in January 1853, with great success. The libretto by Cammarano was taken from the play El trovador by García Gutiérrez. While Il trovatore belongs to Verdi's second manner, the opera has a certain exaggerated quality in common with the first. This opera has more than a few praiseworthy pieces, making it one of the most popular on the stages of Italy and the world.

Keywords:   Verdi, opera, Italian composers, Cammarano, libretto, El trovador, García Gutiérrez

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