Verdi's 'Il trovatore' Set for HD DVD

Posted Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Guiseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore [HD DVD Box Art]

In a late-breaking announcement, Opus Arte is bringing its latest musical release 'Guiseppe Verdi: Il trovatore' to HD DVD this week.

Shot entirely in high-definition, 'Il trovatore' features Jose Cura and Dmitri Hvorostovsky leading an all-star cast of Verdi’s blazingly passionate opera, in Elijah Moshinsky’s Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid and featuring sets by noted Italian film designer Dante Ferretti.

Opus Arte has set a March 25 street date for the stateside HD DVD release.

Tech specs include 1080i video (at 1.78:1), with Dolby TrueHD tracks in 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo.

Supplements include a suite of three behind-the-scenes featurettes, including "Meet the Cast," "All About Schläger" and "Designing Il trovatore."

Suggested retail price for the HD DVD has been set at $39.99.

You'll find disc details for 'Guiseppe Verdi: Il trovatore' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 25.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Opus Arte's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Il trovatore' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Verdi: Il Trovatore (HD DVD)
Tags: Opus Arte, Music on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)