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Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes CD (Mario Rossi)

Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes CD (Mario Rossi)

The original french version recorded by the BBC on Opera Rara.

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Les Vêpres Siciliennes is one of Verdi’s misunderstood operas. In a clumsy translation, the work is usually presented to audiences today as I vespri Siciliani and, as such, gives a false representation of Verdi’s original concept. This opera was composed for the Paris Opera to a libretto by Eugene Scribe, one of the greatest poets of the day, and Charles Duveyrier. Verdi embraces the French idiom – the musical forms, the orchestration, the vocal writing – with the same grandeur and sense of occasion as Rossini and Meyerbeer before him. This is Opera Rara’s third of five sets in its Verdi Originals series and this BBC recording of the opera finally restores the original French libretto.

Guy de Montfort: Neilson Taylor

Le sire de Béthune: Stafford Dean

Le comte de Vaudemont: Neil Howlett

Henri: Jean Bonhomme

Jean Procida: Ayhan Baran

Duchess Hélène: Jacqueline Brumaire

Ninetta: Pamela Dickerson


Sicilian men and women, French soldiers, Monks, etc -  BBC Chorus

BBC Concert Orchestra, Mario Rossi 2004


3 CD Set

Booklet includes complete libretto with translations in English, Italian and German.


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