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Idiota, L’

Raffaele Pozzi

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera lirica in three acts (seven scenes) by luciano Chailly to a libretto by Gilberto Loverso after fyodor mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky’s novel; Rome, Teatro dell’Opera, 18 February 1970.

Chailly’s opera, composed in 1966–7, follows Dostoyevsky’s novel more or less faithfully. Apparently cured of his epilepsy, Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myskin (tenor), known because of his naivety as ‘the idiot’, returns to St Petersburg from Switzerland. On seeing the portrait of Nastasia Filipovna Baraskova (mezzo-soprano), the fiancée

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