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Il Trovatore - Vocal Score

Vocal Score / Softcover

By Giuseppe Verdi

Vocal and Piano Reduction (Vocal Score)
Vocal Score / Softcover. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Opera Vocal Score Series (Ricordi). Opera or Operetta. Vocal Score. Composed 1980. 252 pages. Ricordi #CP 04231505. Published by Ricordi (HL.50486268).

Item Number: HL.50486268

ISBN 1480384607. 8x10.75 inches. Italian. - Verdi - It - Intro/Notes in Eng.

In a letter of 2 January 1851, Verdi suggested for the first time Antonio Garcia Gutierrez play El Trovador as a possible subject for his new Opera: 'It seems to me very beautiful, imaginative, and full of strong situations'. Once he had settled on the subject, the composer immediately began looking for a theater in which to produce the Opera and after protracted negotiations he decided to stage Il Trovatore in Rome. The premiere occurred on 19 January 1853 at the Teatro Apollo and was an enormous success. The appreciation of the new work increased from performance to performance. The third performance was the last the composer was contractuallyobliged to attend: at the end of the evening the audience presented Verdi with two laurel wreaths. Verdi's account of the performances, contained in a letter to his friend Clarina Maffei, was eloquent: 'They say that this Opera is too sad and that there are too many deaths. But ultimetley in life everything is death! What exists?...' Notwithstanding Verdi's pessimism, Il Trovatore circulated rapidly. In fact, no other Opera of Verdi except 'Ernani' enjoyed such instant and widespread success.

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  • May 04, 2018 Il Trovatore

    Nice edition, very practical, just be shure that if you are a pianist or choir conductor, the sheet won't stay open! jaja its so hard to stay in a page that doesn't close.

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