Giuseppe Verdi

Stiffelio


Concert performance in two parts, three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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Verdi's choice for a subject – the story of a pastor who offers his unfaithful wife a divorce, only to have her return to him just as, on the verge of forgiveness and a happy ending, her father murders her seducer – is a product of his own time. Why would a Catholic Italian composer be interested in a story that takes place in Austria? And what does he have to do with Protestantism at all? These questions weighed on both Verdi and the work itself, to the point that he revised it with the title of Aroldo. In any case, neither version of the work receives the attention it deserves. The Opera is performing the work for the first time since 2013, this time in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – and as a prototype for the staged premiere planned for 2019.

General cast

Conductor
Christian Badea
Stiffelio, a Protestant minister
Hector Lopez Mendoza
Stankar, Lina's father, an elderly colonel
Anatoly Fokanov
Lina, his wife
Anikó Bakonyi
Raffaele, a nobleman from Leuthold
Gergely Boncsér
Jorg, an elderly minister
Krisztián Cser
Federico di Frengel
János Szerekován
Dorotea, Lina's cousin
Melinda Heiter

Credits

Writer
Francesco Maria Piave
Choir Master
Kálmán Strausz
Hungarian surtitles
Lajos Csákovics

Premiere
Oct. 30, 2017

Events

2017. October 30., Mon, 19:00