- New York Times
Since her sensational success in La traviata at the Salzburg Festival, the soprano Anna Netrebko, at the height of her popularity, returns regularly to the festival. This time, Netrebko shines as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera Il trovatore with Plácido Domingo as Count di Luna. On the rostrum leading the Vienna Philharmonic is none other than Daniele Gatti.
It “never fails to amaze people when they experience Plácido Domingo live, with his stage presence, the way he takes it all in his stride."
The “most hotly anticipated spectacle of the Salzburg Festival” (Corriere della Sera) has exceeded all expectations. Under the direction of Alvis Hermanis the staging and sets demonstrate an “opulent adherence to detail and fantastically illuminated atmosphere”, offering “much more than just a decorative sight for sore eyes” (Salzburger Nachrichten).
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