Stiffelio in streaming on Bertelsmann channels

Online a rare representation of the Verdi’s opera with the reconstructions of the Archive

Wednesday 22 July, at 9.00 pm, on the Bertelsmann website https://www.bertelsmann.com/news-and-media/videos/culture-bertelsmann/ and on the youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/bertelsmann could be possible watch the Stiffelio, recorded at Konzerthaus in Berlin, the 1st February 2017. The opera by Verdi, considered a masterpiece but with a turbulent history, already at its premiere in 1850 brought the compositor to a conflict with the political and religious censorship of the time. Verdi must review repeatedly the libretto and the musical pieces, but at the end decided to withdraw the opera. It was believed that the original Stiffelio’ soundtrack was lost, until significant parts of it were played in Vienna in 1985 and in Sant’Agata in 1992. Half of the soundtrack is preserved in the Archivio Storico Ricordi, thanks to which the original version was reconstructed with important fragments of the score. #BertelsmannCultureDigital

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