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As part of the ambitious Tutto Verdi project, the rarely peformed La battaglia di Legnano is available for the first time on Blu-Ray. The patriotic war story of La battaglia gives a taste of the real-life revolutionary ideals of the composer, as he delivers a thinly veiled exhortation to throw off the bonds of foreign rule for love of country.
This is an altogether different conception than we have seen hitherto. The setting is a mix of modern and classic elements. It comes from Trieste. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter
I'll start out by saying this has never been one of my favorite Verdi operas. I've never seem a live performance but have found the CD's I owned rather boring. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Joseph Rochetto
This early Verdi opera is seldom done. It doesn't have the immediacy and impact of his later work and is in more of a recognizable Bellini-Donizetti mode. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Ilmusico