Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Il Trovatore Rerun

Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Production:  David McVicar

Leonora:  Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Azucena:  Dolora Zajick (mezzo-soprano)
Manrico:  Yonghoon Lee (tenor)
di Luna:  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Ferrando:  Štefan Kocán (bass)

This is the performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore where Dmitri Hvorostovsky steps forward and is showered with white roses from the orchestra.  Since he originally sang this Met Live in HD performance, he has died.  I cried in the theater today.  Everything is simply wonderful.  It plays again in the evening so be sure to see it.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Would not have missed this replay for anything! Tears shed in our audience as well. The only drawback to this cast was the lack of chemistry between Netrebko and Lee, but otherwise magical. In two weeks -- Hvorostovsky and Fleming in "Eugene Onegin."