Marx Brothers http://tpr.org en Giuseppi Verdi’s 'Il Trovatore' - The Vindication Of Opera http://tpr.org/post/giuseppi-verdi-s-il-trovatore-vindication-opera <p>One of opera's most comical and telling facts was that Giuseppe Verdi was poised at the height of his middle period -- between <em>"Rigoletto"</em> and <em>"La Traviata"</em>&nbsp; -- to first tackle nothing less than "King Lear," until finally deciding on <em>"Il Trovatore"</em> (The Troubadour).</p><p><strong>Could any two themes be less alike?</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:10:47 +0000 Ron Moore 4546 at http://tpr.org Giuseppi Verdi’s 'Il Trovatore' - The Vindication Of Opera