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At 150, 'Il Trovatore' Still Hits a High Note

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At 150, 'Il Trovatore' Still Hits a High Note

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At 150, 'Il Trovatore' Still Hits a High Note

At 150, 'Il Trovatore' Still Hits a High Note

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Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore, which premiered 150 years ago this weekend in Rome. It remains one of the most romantic and popular operas of all time. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns.

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