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Work: I lombardi alla prima crociata

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1843
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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I Lombardi alla prima crociata returns to Turin after 93 years

Angela Meade (Giselda, different performance) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino
The director presents the story clearly enough, but apart from that, there is not much going for this production.
***11
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Standing ovation for reigning bel canto queen Mariella Devia

Naples greets Mariella Devia with more than warm applause, despite some downsides in the orchestral accompaniment. 
****1
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Lombards but no crusade: Verdi's I Lombardi at UCOpera

UCOpera, the opera company of University College London, has a history of putting on lesser known Verdi works: amongst many others, they have staged the British premières of Alzira, Oberto and the original 1847 version of Macbeth.
***11
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