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1857 Operas - Aroldo (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Chapters: Aroldo. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Aroldo is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on and adapted from their earlier 1850 collaboration, Stiffelio. The first performance was given in the Teatro Nuovo Comunale in Rimini on 16 August 1857. Stiffelio had provoked the censorship board because of the immoral and rough storylines of a Protestant minister deceived by his wife and also because making the characters German did not please an Italian audience, although, as Budden notes, the opera "enjoyed a limited circulation (in Italy), but with the title changed to Guglielmo Wellingrode, the main protagonist now a German minister of state." Verdi had rejected an 1852 request to write a new last act for the Wellingrode version, but, by Spring 1856, in collaboration with his original librettist, Piave, he decided to rewrite the story line and make a small amount of musical changes and additions. Drawing inspiration from novels of Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Harold: the Last of the Saxon Kings - for the location of the opera to Britain in the Middle Ages and for the names of its characters, the principal being Aroldo, re-cast as a recently-returned Crusader) and "hints" from the work of Walter Scott (The Bethrothed - 1825 - and The Lady of the Lake), the rewriting was delayed until after March 1857 by the preparation for Paris of Le trouvere, the French version of Il trovatore, and his work with Piave on Simon Boccanegra. However, as work on Aroldo began again, the premiere was planned for the coming August. A considerable number of changes were made to the three-act Stiffelio, the prime addition being a fourth act containing material which is totally new and described by conductor Mariani...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=194289

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-35873-3
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-156-35873-6
Barcode: 9781156358733

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