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Verdi: Il trovatore Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

Four internationally celebrated Verdians gather on the stage of The Royal Opera for an unforgettable night of music and drama. Tenor José Cura is thrilling as the freedom-fighting troubadour of the title; seductive baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his nemesis Count di Lina; acclaimed soprano Verónica Vilarroel is the object of their love; and Yvonne Naef dazzles as the vengeful gypsy Azucena. Carlo Rizzi conducts, and Elijah Moshinsky’s lavish production, which updates the action to the mid-19th century, fills the stage with breathtaking fight sequences and grand sets. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Manrico:
José Cura
Luna: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Azucena: Yvonne Naef
Leonora: Verónica Vilarroel
Ferrando: Tómas Tómasson
Ines: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers 

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Sets: Dante Ferretti
Costumes: Anne Tilby 

Plus: Cast gallery / Illustrated synopsis / Cast interviews / Designing Il trovatore / Fight scenes documentary

Picture: 16:9 1080i
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1 
Region code: All Regions
Running time: 172 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/GE/SP