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Verdi"s "Il trovatore"

Martin Chusid

Verdi"s "Il trovatore"

the quintessential Italian melodrama

by Martin Chusid

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Published by University of Rochester Press, Boydell & Brewer Limited in Rochester, NY, Woodbridge, Suffolk .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references, videography, discography, and index.

StatementMartin Chusid
SeriesEastman studies in music -- v. 93, Eastman studies in music -- v. 93.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.V4 C58 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25356153M
ISBN 109781580464222
LC Control Number2012023749

When Verdi turned 20, having learned a steady foundation in composition and instrumental proficiency, he set out for Milan to attend the renowned conservatory of music. Manrico refuses to leave without her. Swift, spontaneous, and stirring is the music of "Il Trovatore. Hearing their irony, Falstaff kicks them out of the inn and finds a page to deliver the letters instead.

As she sits in her chair playing the lute, Falstaff begins recounting his past to her, attempting to win over her heart. Furiously he orders Manrico off to be beheaded. The scene changes to the interior of the tower. They ask Ferrando, the captain of the guard, to tell them the story of the Count's brother, Garzia.

But Martin Chusid, with his vast experience in the world of Verdi studies and whose archive at NYU has supplied original material for his analysis, is the right person to have written it. If Verdi was to stay in Milan and study privately, his expenses would undoubtedly double. Manrico is beside himself at having cursed this angel. Leonora and Inez are in the garden.


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Verdi had turned down an offer from Naples, but became concerned about the availability of his preferred Azucena, Rita Gabussi-De Bassini. He is unaware of his wife's plan, and believes her to be cheating on him.

Leonora dismisses Ruiz, telling him not to fear for her: she looks significantly at a ring on her finger. However, his friend persuaded him to write another opera. The Count asks if she recalls a Count's child, stolen from the castle over 15 years ago. The Count interrogates her, suspecting that she is the gypsy who had murdered his infant brother.

With the infant Count in her arms she fled and rejoined her tribe, entrusting her secret to no one, but bringing him up -- Manrico, the Troubadour -- as her own son; and always with the thought that through him she might wreak vengeance upon his own kindred.

The corps de ballet which, in the absence of a regular ballet in "Il Trovatore," utilizes this scene and the music of the "Anvil Chorus" for its pictureque saltations, dances off. On Sundays and feast days, he would trek back to Le Roncole to play the organ for services.

This still further enrages the Count. When he discovers that she cannot go with him he gallantly refuses. The lovers were about to be united. Then a messenger arrives with word that Leonora, supposing him dead, proposes to become a nun. Azucena is maddened by visions of her mother's tortured death at the stake, of her own impending doom.

It is followed by an air alla marcia, also for the Count, "Per me ora fatale" Oh, fatal hour impending A chorus of nuns is heard from within the convent. He continued by asking whether the librettist liked the drama and emphasized that "the more unusual and bizarre the better".

The scene shows a wing of the palace of Aliaferia. His men were repulsed, and he himself was captured and thrown into the dungeon tower of Aliaferia, where Azucena was already enchained.

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Then one lovely night she heard from her chamber the song of a troubadour, and in his heartfelt verses she heard her name repeated. It continues with "Un istante almen dia loco" One brief moment thy fury restraining. Manrico tells her the story of his duel with the Count, and how he had spared the Count's life.

She urges him to flee but says she cannot come with him. The Count orders the executions of Manrico and Azucena at dawn. Manrico tells Leonora that the Count will attack at dawn, but he assures her that he will prevail. A messenger, Ruiz, arrives with a letter informing Manrico that his men have taken the town of Castellor.

During the following night she stole into the castle, snatched the younger child of the Count di Luna from its cradle, and hurried back to the scene of execution, intending to throw the baby boy into the flames that still raged over the spot where they had consumed her mother.

It is believed that the old gypsy's ghost still haunts the palace, and grisly stories are told of her doings; at the sudden striking of the midnight bell the thoroughly frightened servants disperse in terror. For many years "Il Trovatore" has been an opera of worldwide popularity, and for a long time could be accounted the most popular work in the operatic repertoire of practically every land.

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