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La Battaglia Di Legnano

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's political opera La battaglia di Legnano, performed in Rome in January 1849. Cammarano, who wrote the libretto, made clever use of the Italians' most splendid military ... More


Luisa Miller

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Luisa Miller, first performed at Naples in December 1849, with the greatest success. The libretto by Cammarano was taken from Schiller's drama Kabale und Liebe. The ... More


Il Trovatore

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Il trovatore, first performed in Rome in January 1853, with great success. The libretto by Cammarano was taken from the play El trovador by García Gutiérrez. While Il ... More


Alzira

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Alzira, first performed in August 1845 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The libretto by poet Cammarano was taken from Voltaire's tragedy Alzire—a subject that was no ... More


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