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Tutto Verdi – Il Corsaro

Verdi’s 12th opera (I’m not counting Jérusalem, his reworking of I Lombardi) was originally intended for London. After about three years of dithering Piave’s libretto was set to music and premiered at the Teatro Grande in Trieste on October 25, 1848. Verdi whose dramatic and lyric inspiration had failed almost entirely in his previous opera, I…

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Tutto Verdi: Attila

Verdi’s 9th opera, Attila, was first performed at the Teatro la Fenice, Venice 0n March 17, 1846. The libretto is a condensation of a highly charged German romantic play, Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner (1808). And it’s still too long. Antonio Solera wrote most of the text. Francesco Piave completed the last act…

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