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Opera: Verdi, a back-to-school mini-marathon in the regions

2021-10-13T15:04:01.575Z

CRITICAL - Between the scenic vitality of Rigoletto in Montpellier, the gadget dystopia of Trouvère in Rouen and the wise Stiffelio in Strasbourg, there is something for everyone.



Three regional lyric theaters had chosen Verdi the Flamboyant for this season opening. Hits in Rouen (

Le Trouvère

) and Montpellier (

Rigoletto

), a much less familiar choice in Strasbourg, with the quasi-French premiere of

Stiffelio

. What a godsend to finally be able to see this 1850 work other than DVD, which closes the composer's first period and makes the junction with the popular trilogy that would propel him to the top of the bill (

Rigoletto

,

Le Trouvère

,

La Traviata

).

Its dramatic construction is a bit wobbly, but the characters in this plot where a Protestant pastor is faced with the dilemma of whether or not to forgive the adultery committed by his wife, have a moral force worthy of Schiller, and the music espouses the torments with strength.

The Alsatian public gave him a warm welcome.

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Source: lefigaro

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