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Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata / Mariotti, Teatro Regio Torino

Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 37826  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lavinia BiniGiuseppe GipaliAlex EspositoAngela Meade
Conductor:  Michele Mariotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Torino Teatro Regio ChorusTorino Teatro Regio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata is an operatic drama in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The work is based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi, which was “very much a child of its age; a grand historical novel with a patriotic slant.” Verdi dedicated the score to Maria Luigia, the Habsburg Duchess of Parma, who died a few weeks after the premiere. "I Lombardi best encapsulates the spirit of the Italian people’s desire for nationhood. One would be pleasantly surprised, full as it is, of rousing choruses and musical numbers of great beauty, with music wonderfully expressive and perfectly in accord with
Read more drama at times. Visually and musically a sumptuous staging, full of contrasting colors and glorious singing for this young Verdi's rare work." (review by Alan Nelson / Operawire). American soprano Angela Meade and the italian tenor Francesco Meli star in the main roles of this production, which is conducted by Michele Mariotti and was recorded in April 2018.
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Works on This Recording

I lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lavinia Bini (Soprano), Giuseppe Gipali (Tenor), Alex Esposito (Bass),
Angela Meade (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michele Mariotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Torino Teatro Regio Chorus,  Torino Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 

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