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Finale 34 – Act III La Gioconda

During the half century that separates the premieres of Verdi’s Nabucco from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut only two Italian operas not by Verdi entered the standard operatic repertoire – so complete was his dominance. The two survivors are Boito’s Mefistofele and Ponchielli’s La Gioconda. Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-86) was born in a small town near Cremona. He…

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