Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore – Anvil Chorus

The Anvil Chorus is the English term for the Coro di zingari (Italian Gypsy chorus), a piece of music from Act 2, Scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore (The Troubador, 1853) which depicts Spanish Gypsies striking their anvils at dawn — hence its English name — and singing the praises of hard work, good wine, and their Gypsy women. Most recordings will list this as Vedi! Le fosche notturne.

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

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