LXXXI Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Opera

La battaglia di Legnano

La battaglia di Legnano

La battaglia di Legnano was composed in a moment of great patriotic fervour during the unification of Italy: just a few days after its first triumphant performance on 27 January 1849, Rome saw the proclamation of the Republic (The Second Roman Republic), while the Pope sought refuge in Gaeta. Reporters at the time told of how the people in the streets celebrated Verdi and Italy, singing excerpts from the opera which had just been performed.  In this seldom performed opera, Verdi reaches new heights of composition and dramaturgy, beginning with the symphony. Patriotic tension alternates with principles of honour, which the tenor and baritone have to face. A title which was rediscovered by the Maggio, and which will be staged with the dramatical reading of Marco Tullio Giordana.

La battaglia di Legnano
Tragedia lirica in quattro atti
Libretto di Salvatore Cammarano tratto da La Bataille de Toulouse di Joseph Méry
Musica di Giuseppe Verdi
Prima rappresentazione: 27 gennaio 1849 al Teatro Argentina di Roma

Nuovo allestimento

Artists

Conductor
Renato Palumbo

Director
Marco Tullio Giordana

Assistant director

Boris Stetka

Scenography and Light designer
Gianni Carluccio

Assistant scenography
Sebastiana Di Gesù

Costumes
Francesca Livia Sartori

Choir director
Lorenzo Fratini

Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Federico Barbarossa
Marco Spotti

Rolando
Giuseppe Altomare

Lida
Vittoria Yeo

Arrigo
Giuseppe Gipali
Dates

Tue 22 May, ore 20:00
Fri 25 May, ore 20:00
Sun 27 May, ore 15:30
Thu 31 May, ore 20:00

Prices
Stalls 1 € 100
Stalls 2 € 80
Stalls 3 € 65
Stalls 4 € 50
Boxes € 35
Gallery € 20
Where

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1
50144 Firenze

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