Opera I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA
Verdi Festival 2023 • September - October
“I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” tells the story of the First Crusade through the experiences of a group of Lombard knights. It features a powerful orchestral score, unforgettable arias, and a dramatic plot that explores themes of love, loyalty, and betrayal.
I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA
“I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” by Giuseppe Verdi, September 21st • Verdi Festival 2023
Opera “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” by Giuseppe Verdi for opera lovers from September 21 to October 15, 2023
Enjoy a great emotion with an opera of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi in the lands where he was born. This festival in Parma is entirely dedicated to the Maestro Verdi.
Critical edition by David R.B. Kimbell,
(in preparation for The University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi)
Giselda • Lidia Fridman
Oronte • Antonio Poli
Pagano • Michele Pertusi
Arvino • Giovanni Sala
Conductor • FRANCESCO LANZILLOTTA
Director • PIER LUIGI PIZZI
FILARMONICA ARTURO TOSCANINI
CORO DEL TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA
Chorus master • MARTINO FAGGIANI
New production Teatro Regio di Parma
Performances “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” at the Verdi Festival 2023
I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata
“I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” is an opera by Giuseppe Verdi that tells the story of the First Crusade through the experiences of a group of Lombard knights. The opera is based on a libretto by Temistocle Solera, and it premiered in Milan in 1843.
The story of the opera centers around the relationship between two brothers, Arvino and Pagano, who are both knights from Lombardy. The two brothers have a long-standing rivalry, which is fueled by their love for the same woman, Viclinda. When Viclinda is killed during a battle between the Lombards and the Saracens, Pagano blames Arvino for her death and joins the Saracens in their fight against the Lombards.
The opera follows the two brothers and their respective armies as they make their way to the Holy Land to join the Crusade. Along the way, they encounter a variety of challenges and obstacles, including a violent storm at sea and an attack by the Saracens. Eventually, the two brothers come face to face in a dramatic confrontation, which ultimately leads to tragedy and the death of both Arvino and Pagano.
“I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata” is known for its sweeping orchestral score, powerful arias, and dramatic plot. It remains a popular work among performers and audiences alike, and it is often performed as part of the Verdi Festival in Parma.
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- Opera or concert tickets of the selected performance
- 3 nights stay in Parma, breakfast included
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