I lombardi alla prima crociata - Teatro La Fenice


I lombardi alla prima crociata

works by Giuseppe Verdi | libretto by Temistocle Solera
La Fenice Opera House

The four-acter I lombardi alla prima crociata was Verdi’s fourth opera. The plot was drawn from a recent epic poem by Tommaso Grossi; but while obviously sympathizing with the Christian army, and particularly with the sufferings of the brave volunteers from Milan, the opera is by no means a one-sided affair. Actually, it depicts how destructively the clash between political factions and hostile cultures may affect people’s daily lives and how even a murderer is capable of reform into a saintly person. The ambitious subject matter is fleshed out with broad-brushed musical effects and lavish choral scenes of grand dramatic impact.

La Fenice new production
Venetian first premiered in modern times

The performance lasts about 2 hours and 50 minutes including one interval


La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Conductor Sebastiano Rolli
Chorus Master Alfonso Caiani
Director Valentino Villa
Sets Massimo Checchetto
Costumes Elena Cicorella
light designer Fabio Barettin
Choreography movements Marco Angelilli


Arvino Antonio Corianò
Pagano Michele Pertusi
Viclinda Marianna Mappa
Giselda Roberta Mantegna
Pirro Mattia Denti
Un priore della città di Milano Christian Collia
Acciano Adolfo Corrado
Oronte Antonio Poli
Sofia Barbara Massaro

Italian and English surtitles

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