ⓘ Nozze istriane


ⓘ Nozze istriane

Nozze istriane is an opera in three acts by Antonio Smareglia to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica. It premiered on 28 March 1895 at the Teatro Comunale in Trieste.


1. Synopsis

Time: 1895 Place: The village of Dignano

Marussa and Lorenzo, two young villagers, are in love. However, a more wealthy suitor, Nicola, has said that he would waive a dowry. Marussas miserly father, Menico, is convinced by the village fiddler, Biagio, to marry her off to Nicola. Marussa is tricked into believing that Lorenzo has been unfaithful, and her wedding to Nicola is quickly arranged. In her room, shortly before the wedding, Marussa begs Nicola to release her from their engagement. Nicola refuses, and Lorenzo who had been hiding behind the curtains, leaps out and attacks Nicola with a knife. During the fight, Nicola stabs Lorenzo, who dies in Marussas arms.


2. Recording

  • Antonio Smareglia: Nozze istriane – Ian Storey tenor, Katia Lytting mezzo-soprano, Svetla Vassileva soprano, Enzo Capuano baritone, Giorgio Surjan bass, Alberto Mastromarino baritone; Teatro Verdi di Trieste Orchestra and Chorus; Tiziano Severini conductor. Live performance recording from the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, December 1999. Label: Bongiovanni BGV 2265 king
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