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opera Verdi's Aroldo Pier Luigi Pizzi (stage director), Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor) - With Gustavo Porta (Aroldo), Mina Damato (Adriana), Franco Vassallo (Egberto)...

Pier Luigi Pizzi (stage director), Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor) - With Gustavo Porta (Aroldo), Mina Damato (Adriana), Franco Vassallo (Egberto)...

Verdi's Aroldo Pier Luigi Pizzi (stage director), Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor) - With Gustavo Porta (Aroldo), Mina Damato (Adriana), Franco Vassallo (Egberto)...

About

Discover this rare Verdian jewel! Aroldo—one of the composer’s least performed works—premiered in 1857 in Rimini, Italy. The work was created in response to the censorship of Verdi’s 1849 Stiffelio, whose tale of a protestant pastor publicly pardonning an adulterer and his wife proved too scandalous for 19th-century Italian society. In creating Aroldo, Verdi’s librettist and collaborator Francesco Maria Piave transposed Stiffelio’s story and characters to the more distant setting of Great Britain at time of the Crusades, and the composer took advantage of this new version to add a fourth act to the opera, and to rewrite part of the first act as well as a few arias.

In this production, Aroldo and Mina are magnificently brought to life by Gustavo Porta and Adriana Damato, and Pier Luigi Pizzi’s staging gives an excellent new framing for this unjustly neglected work.

Cast

  • Pier Luigi Pizzi | Stage director, Costume designer, Stage design
  • Sergio Rossi | Lighting designer
  • Gustavo Porta | Aroldo
  • Adriana Damato | Mina
  • Franco Vassallo | Egberto
  • Enrico Giuseppe Iori | Briano
  • Valter Borin | Godvino
  • Antonio Feltracco | Enrico
  • Miriam Artiaco | Elena
  • Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza
  • Corrado Casati | Chorus director
  • Orchestra della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini
  • Pier Giorgio Morandi | Conductor

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Aroldo
    • Sinfonia
    • I, 1: 'Tocchiamo!'
    • I, 1: 'Ciel, ch'io respiri'
    • I, 1: 'Salvami tu, gran Dio!'
    • I, 1: 'Egli viene!'
    • I, 1: 'Sotto il sol di Siria ardente'
    • I, 1: 'Ma! lacrime ti grodano!'
    • I, 1: 'Ebben, parlatemi'
    • I, 1: 'Tosto ei disse!'
    • I, 1: 'Dite che il fallo a tergere'
    • I, 1: 'Ed io pure in faccia agl'uomini'
    • I, 1: 'Or meco venite'
    • I, 2: 'O Mina, tu mi sfuggi'
    • I, 2: 'Vi fu in Palestina'
    • I, 2: 'Forse d'un traditore'
    • I, 2: 'Nol volete? Farollo io stesso'
    • II: 'Oh cielo! Dove son io?'
    • II: 'Ah! dagli scanni eterei'
    • II: 'Mina!'
    • II: 'Io resto'
    • II: 'Nessun demone, niun Dio'
    • III: 'Ei fugge!'
    • III: 'Mina, pensai che un angelo'
    • III: 'Ah, di finisca'
    • III: 'Oh gioia inesprimibile'
    • III: 'L'istante s'avvicina'
    • III: 'Inevitabil fu questo colloquio'
    • III: 'Non allo sposo'
    • IV: 'Cade il giorno'
    • IV: 'Cantan felici'
    • IV: 'Angiol di Dio, custode mio'
    • IV: 'Burrasca'
    • IV: 'Bussate a quella porta'
    • IV: 'Chi v'ha?'
    • IV: 'Allora che gl'anni'

Details

  • Venue: Teatro Municipale di Piacenza (Piacenza, Italy)
  • Production date: 2003
  • Duration: 2 h 05 min
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