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Have no idea why this was a flop at its debut. The music is never dull. Verdi, apparently at his worse was still a genius. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Conrad J.
What a wonderful fiasco, and what a wonderful performance! This second of Verdi's operas flopped when it was first performed at La Scala in 1840. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Peter
I have over 150 classical DVD/BRs that I watch on a 106" screen and listen through a 7.1 loudspeaker setup where the front speakers are about 9' 6" apart and the surround speakers... Read morePublished 24 months ago by R. Kreutzer
Great Verdi it ain't - therefore my 4 stars only - but not bad if you like Rossini and Donizetti !!
On the other hand, the singers were wonderful, especially my all-time... Read more
The notes mention that Verdi chose the least worst story available to get this one out in a hurry. The other choices must have been terrible. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by PellyFan
King for a Day is a catchy romp along standard plot lines. It has some gems here and there but some gross in this uneven score. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Dr. John W. Rippon
Popular wisdom would have it that Verdi was not entirely at home in the genre of comic opera, and history more or less backs this up. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Keris Nine
Rousing overtures and intermezzi! Scintillating ensemble pieces matching all six principals and chorus, with impressively complex counterpoint! A madcap but crafty libretto! Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by Giordano Bruno
The buyer must be warned that this is an opera in ITALIAN and it comes without any sub-titles, contrary to the commercial tradition in the field.Published on November 30, 2012 by BENJAMIN YAFET