Crociato in Egitto, Il (‘The Crusader in Egypt’)
- Steven Huebner
Melodramma eroico in two acts by giacomo Meyerbeer to a libretto by gaetano Rossi ; Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 7 March 1824.
Il crociato was Meyerbeer’s most successful, as well as his last, opera for an Italian stage. The part of Armando was written for the castrato Giovanni Battista Velluti, which makes the work noteworthy as the last major opera with a role for that voice type. Following its Venetian première, ...