Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani / Chailly, Dunn, Nucci, Et Al

Release Date: 4/26/2005
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 2845
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Number of Discs: 1

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Specially commissioned for the Great Exhibition of Paris of 1855, I Vespri Siciliani is set at the time of the French occupation of Sicily in the 13th century and concerns the Sicilians' efforts to liberate their land. The vesper bell is rung to mark the wedding of Duchess Elena (a Sicilian patriot) to Arrigo (son of the French governor of the island) and acts as a signal for the slaughter of the unarmed French by Sicilian patriots.
Works on This Recording
1. I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Susan Dunn (Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Veriano Luchetti (Tenor), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Sergio Fontana (Baritone), Gianfranco Casarini (Bass)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
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