Beautiful singing and gorgeous melodies are on my mind right now.
Let’s take a step back, have a coffee, and just listen.
Just Nucci, singing ‘il balen del tuo sorriso”
Feel like listening to the whole opera?
How about a 1969 performance of Verdi’s il Trovatore
with Piero Capuccilli, Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi,
Fiorenza Cossotto, conducted by Oliviero De Fabritiis.
The latest reworking featuring Anna Netrebko as Leonora
that is being performed all over: