Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use&#160;(for details see Privacy Policy).</p><p>date: 19 June 2019</p>

Masnadieri, I (‘The Bandits’)locked

  • Roger Parker

Extract

Melodramma in four parts by giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Andrea Maffei after friedrich von Schiller ’s play Die Räuber; London, Her Majesty’s Theatre, 22 July 1847.

The lucrative contract to compose an opera for Her Majesty’s Theatre in London was an important sign of Verdi’s burgeoning international reputation, and the occasion allowed him to write for some of the most famous singers of the age. More than that, the librettist was his friend Andrea Maffei, a distinguished man of letters with a reputation far above that of Piave or Solera, who had supplied most of Verdi’s earlier librettos. However, all this notwithstanding, ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.