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Il trovatore libretto

Il trovatore libretto

This libretto containing the lines and stage directions for Verdi's Il trovatore (The troubadour) was produced to coincide with William Saurin Lyster's production of 1864. It was a normal practice to make librettos available in English since performances were usually in Italian (even in the case of French or German works). It was performed in Dunedin and Auckland by the Lyster Company. 

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Reference: Eph-A-OPERA-1864-01-front

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Lindis Taylor, 'Opera and musical theatre - Early years of opera', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Lindis Taylor, published 22 Oct 2014