Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Mar. 17, 1973)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano
Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Domingo, Merrill, Vinco
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 8 min.
One of Verdi’s most popular operas receives a blazingly dramatic performance by a sensational cast: Montserrat Caballé is Leonora, the young noblewoman caught between two feuding archenemies: her beloved, the troubadour and rebel leader Manrico (Plácido Domingo), and the aristocratic, villainous Count di Luna (Robert Merrill). Fiorenza Cossotto is Azucena, the passionate gypsy whose actions, years before, set the dramatic events in motion.