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Il Corsaro

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/9780226095073.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Il corsaro, performed in Trieste in October 1848. The libretto by Piave was taken from a short poem by Byron of the same title. The opera's reception failed to live up ... More


Stiffelio

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/9780226095073.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Stiffelio, first performed in November 1850 in Trieste, where it did not have the best of receptions. The libretto by Piave was taken from the drama Stifellius by Émile ... More


Rigoletto

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/9780226095073.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Rigoletto, first performed in Venice in March 1851. The libretto by Piave was taken from Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse. The opera was greatly celebrated from its ... More


La Traviata

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/9780226095073.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's La traviata, first performed in Venice in March 1853. The libretto by Piave was taken from Alexandre Dumas fils' novel and play La dame aux camélias. While the reception ... More


Simon Boccanegra

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/9780226095073.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, first performed on March 12, 1857 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. It presents a summary of the libretto by Piave. The opera's reception was not ... More


Ernani

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/9780226095073.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Ernani, first performed in Venice in March 1844. The libretto by Piave was taken from play by Hugo, Hernani. At certain major points in this opera, Verdi deliberately ... More


I Due Foscari

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/9780226095073.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's I due Foscari. The libretto by Piave was taken from the concept and plot of a tragedy by Byron. This opera leaves one with a feeling of melancholy that accords well with ... More


Macbeth

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/9780226095073.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi'sMacbeth, first performed in March 1847 at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. The libretto by Piave was taken from Shakespeare's Macbeth. While the opera was given a ... More


Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (Venice, 1851)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

For the first of his great middle-period operas, Giuseppe Verdi collaborated once again with the theater poet of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Francesco Maria Piave. As was not unusual within the ... More


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