Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2014 | ISBN: 9780226094915
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780226095073 | DOI:

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This chapter analyzes Verdi's Aroldo, first performed in August 1857 at Rimini. The opera is nothing more than a reshuffled Stiffelio. Verdi made changes in the plot and the music due to the difficulties created by censorship and by the bad public reception of Stiffelio. The main alteration in the plot was that the priest Stiffelio became the warrior Aroldo. With regard to the music, some things from Stiffelio were preserved in Aroldo and others were changed or added.

Keywords: Verdi; opera; Italian composers; Stiffelio

Chapter.  1153 words. 

Subjects: Opera

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