Nozze istriane

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Nozze istriane (An Istrian wedding) is an opera in three acts by Antonio Smareglia to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It premiered on 28 March 1895 at the Teatro Comunale in Trieste.[1]

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 28 March 1895
(Conductor: )
Marussa soprano Gemma Bellincioni[2]
Lorenzo tenor Roberto Stagno
Menico, Marussa's father bass Ruggero Galli
Biaggio, the village fiddler bass Rodolfo Angelini
Nicola baritone Tito Scipione Terzi
Luze mezzo-soprano Elisa Marconini
Peasant men and women of Dignano

Synopsis[edit]

Gemma Bellincioni, who created the role of Marussa
Time: 1895
Place: The village of Dignano

Marussa and Lorenzo, two young villagers, are in love. However, a more wealthy suitor, Nicola, has said that he would waive a dowry. Marussa's miserly father, Menico, is convinced by the village fiddler, Biagio, to marry her off to Nicola. Marussa is tricked into believing that Lorenzo has been unfaithful, and her wedding to Nicola is quickly arranged. In her room, shortly before the wedding, Marussa begs Nicola to release her from their engagement. Nicola refuses, and Lorenzo (who had been hiding behind the curtains), leaps out and attacks Nicola with a knife. During the fight, Nicola stabs Lorenzo, who dies in Marussa's arms.[3]

Recording[edit]

  • Antonio Smareglia: Nozze istriane – Ian Storey (tenor), Katia Lytting (mezzo-soprano), Svetla Vassileva (soprano), Enzo Capuano (baritone), Giorgio Surjan (bass), Alberto Mastromarino (baritone); Teatro Verdi di Trieste Orchestra and Chorus; Tiziano Severini (conductor). Live performance recording from the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, December 1999. Label: Bongiovanni BGV 2265 king

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sadie (1992), Vol 1, p. 635.
  2. ^ The names of the original cast are from Casaglia
  3. ^ Siff (November 2001)

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