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Giorno di regno, Un [Il finto Stanislao (‘The False Stanislaus’)] (‘King for a Day’)locked

  • Roger Parker

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Melodramma giocoso in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Felice Romani (probably revised by Temistocle Solera ) after Alexandre Vincent Pineu-Duval’s play Le faux Stanislas; Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 5 September 1840.

Verdi’s second opera, his only outright comic work until the end of his long career, was written at great speed. It is likely that Bartolomeo Merelli (impresario at La Scala) assigned him the libretto only in late ...

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