VERDI, G.: Stiffelio (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2012)

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Stiffelio

Festival: Verdi Festival
Venue: Teatro Regio, Parma
Playing Time: 01:57:22
Catalogue Number: 723008
UPC: 814337012304

Synopsis

The wife of a Protestant preacher as an adulteress - problems with the censor were inevitable from the outset with Verdi's opera Stiffelio, which was premiered in November 1850. Even today the finale seems astonishingly bold: superficially it deals with forgiveness and reconciliation, but the orchestral writing is in such striking contrast that Verdi appears to be tolling the death knell of the protagonists' marriage.

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