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Tutto Verdi: I Lombardi

Verdi’s fourth opera like its predecessors was premiered at Milan’s La Scala – February 1, 1843. It was a big hit, but gradually faded away such that by the end of the century it had all but disappeared. More recently it has reappeared, most recently in New York City last week where it was successfully received in…

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The I Lombardi Trio

Two days ago I posted the the great trio from Verdi’s I Lombardi, Qual voluttà trascorrere, sung by Erwin Schott, Anna Netrebko, and Jonas Kaufmann. Listening to it caused me to revisit the recording of this number made exactly 100 years ago by Enrico Caruso with Frances Alda and Marcel Journet. Caruso interpolates two high notes near the end and likely had his head…

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