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Il Trovatore (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.