Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Archival recording: Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' with Giordani, Caproni and Radvanovsky from Houston
Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. Ferrando, the captain of the guards, orders his men to keep watch while Count di Luna wanders restlessly beneath the windows of Leonora, lady-in-waiting to the Princess. Di Luna loves Leonora and is jealous of his successful rival, a troubadour whose identity he does not know.
Performers: Manrico: Marcello Giordani. Count di Luna: Bruno Caproni. Leonora: Sondra Radvanovsky. Azucena: Jill Grove. Ferrando: Daniel Borowski. Ines: Marjorie Owens. Ruiz: Arturo Chacon-Cruz. An Old Gypsy: Tommy Ajai George.
Houston Grand Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
Recorded in 2005.