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Oeuvre: Alzira

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CompositeurVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
ÉpoqueRomantique
LibrettisteSalvatore Cammarano
Année1845
Type d'oeuvreOpéra / Oratorio
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Revolutionary jungle fever: Verdi's Alzira in Buxton

James Cleverton (Gusmano) and Jung Soo Yun (Zamoro) © Richard Hubert Smith
A spirited account of Verdi's early opera in its first professional UK staging, nowhere near as “ugly” as Verdi would have had us believe. 

Unjust neglect? Chelsea Opera Group makes a good case for Verdi's Alzira

Alzira, Verdi’s eighth opera, is something of a discarded child within his canon, not least because of Verdi’s own dismissal of it as “proprio brutta” (really ugly) after it was poorly received both in Naples and Rome. Perhaps Verdi was stung by a blot on an otherwise successful career: on the basis of last night’s concert performance by Chelsea Opera Group, the score has plenty to commend it.