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An Operatic Cinderella

Verdi's 'Il Corsaro' -
impresses
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a very sensitive staging ...'

Verdi: Il Corsaro. © 2012 C Major Entertainment GmbH

It is an act of magnificent piety that Unitel Classica is in process of issuing all Verdi's opera as DVDs. Byron's Corsair links the hero 'with one virtue, and a thousand crimes'. In becoming an operatic tenor, Conrad multiplies virtues and omits most of the crimes. Indeed the opening shot of the admirable Bruno Ribeiro has him spreadeagled on board ship as if taking part in a Good Friday crucifixion...

Copyright © 21 April 2013 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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VERDI: IL CORSARO

GIUSEPPE VERDI

TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA

PARMA

FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE

ITALY

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