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Verdi - I Lombardi alla prima Crociata | BR Klassik 900351

Verdi - I Lombardi alla prima Crociata

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Label: BR Klassik

Cat No: 900351

Barcode: 4035719003512

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd November 2023

Contents

Artists

Nino Machaidze (soprano)
Reka Kristof (soprano)
Piero Pretti (tenor)
Galeano Salas (tenor)
Miklos Sebestyen (bass-baritone)
Michele Pertusi (bass)
Ruth Volpert (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolaus Pfannkuch (tenor)
Andreas Burkhart (baritone)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Ivan Repusic

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

I Lombardi

Artists

Nino Machaidze (soprano)
Reka Kristof (soprano)
Piero Pretti (tenor)
Galeano Salas (tenor)
Miklos Sebestyen (bass-baritone)
Michele Pertusi (bass)
Ruth Volpert (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolaus Pfannkuch (tenor)
Andreas Burkhart (baritone)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Ivan Repusic

About

Ivan Repušić made his debut as principal conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra in September 2017 with Giuseppe Verdi's Luisa Miller. It was followed by I due Foscari in October 2018 and Attila in October 2019 (the complete recordings have already been released by BR-KLASSIK on CDs 900323, 900328 and 900330). His successful cycle of early masterpieces by the Italian opera composer continues with the recent concert performance on 23 April 2023 of Verdi's stage work I Lombardi – also at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Authentic fluidity and vocal splendour are provided here once again by outstanding performers and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The Munich Radio Orchestra plays under the direction of Ivan Repuŝić. This highlight of Munich's musical life from the early part of this year has now been released by BR-KLASSIK as a double CD.

Verdi's early masterpiece had its world premiere on 11 February 1843 at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. This marked another great success for the young composer, and the work was again placed on the La Scala programme for the opening of the 1844/45 season. I Lombardi alla prima crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade) quickly became popular in Europe, and in 1847 the opera was performed in New York for the first time. For performances at the Paris Opéra, Verdi reworked I Lombardi into a French “Grand Opéra”, with ballet music and several newly composed sections. This revised version was premiered under the title Jérusalem on 26 November 1847. Today, the opera is rarely heard or performed.

This concert performance (in the original Italian) at Munich's Prinzregententheater brought unanimous cheers from the audience. Ivan Repušić's commitment to Verdi’s early operas deserves to be held in high regard, and this performance of I Lombardi is also a truly theatrical Verdi work: vital, powerful, fiery, and very exciting.

Cast:
- Giselda: Nino Machaidze (soprano)
- Viclinda: Réka Kristóf (soprano)
- Oronte: Piero Pretti (tenor)
- Arvino: Galeano Salas (tenor)
- Pirro: Miklós Sebestyén (bass-baritone)
- Pagano: Michele Pertusi (bass)
- Sofia: Ruth Volpert (mezzo-soprano)
- Prior: Nikolaus Pfannkuch (tenor)
- Acciano: Andreas Burkhart (baritone)

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