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Stiffelio is an epic opera by Giuseppe Verdi and is probably the best opera by Verdi. Giuseppe Verdi is a great composer of his time and his works include Falstaff, Otello, Don Carlo, La Force Du Destin, Simon Boccanegra, Aida, La Forza Del Destino, Un Ballo In Maschera, Aroldo, Simon Boccanegra, Le Trouvere, Giovanna De Guzman, Les Vepres Siciliennes, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Luisa Miller, Jerusalem, Macbeth, Attila, Alzira, Giovanna d'Arco, Emani, Nabucco, Un Giomo Di Regno and Oberto.
Stiffelio is taken from the Italian libretto which is given by Francesco Maria Piave. The story of the opera is based on a book by Emile Souvestre and Eugene Bourgeois. Stiffelio was first time presented at Teatro Grande in Trieste in 1850. The opera has since then received standing ovations in every theater it has been showed. Initially, the opera received critical acclaims because of its story about a protestant minister and his wife who was adulterous. It was made in to another version 1851 but this new version was not by Verdi or Piave. The altered version of Stiffelio was created by Verdi in Aroldo in 1857 which was a four act opera and in which the scene of thirteenth century was taken instead of eighteenth century and the fourth act was a complete new entry to it. Stiffelio's premier was the only time it was shown originally because after Aroldo was produced; this new version was played every time. And it was in 1968 when Teatro Regio in Parma produced it again and it started showing in theatres. Stiffelio was brought to London in 1973 at the Collegiate Theatre and it was presented in association with University College London Music Society. And this opera was brought to United States for the first time in 1978 and in Boston.
The roles of the opera are very strong and everyone has played their part very brilliantly. There is Stiffelio who is the hero of this opera and is a protestant minister. Lina is Stiffelio's wife and is an adulterous woman. Count Stankar is an elderly man and is Lina's father and is a colonel. Raffaele is Lina's lover and Jorg is an elderly minister. Dorotea is another character in the opera who is Lina's cousin and Federico is Dorotea's lover. The story of the opera took place in Count Stankar's castle by the River Salzbach in Germany and the time is early nineteenth century. The opera is a three act play in which Stiffelio is a man who refuses to believe that his wife is having a secret affair and his wife, Lina, and her lover, Raffaele continue to carry on their clandestine affair. Lina's father, Stankar, also comes to know of their affair but to keep the family's honor, he covers up the whole thing. In revenge, Stankar kills Raffaele and Lina admits her love for her husband. The opera has a happy ending and Stiffelio forgives his wife for her adultery. The live orchestra gives the real feel to the opera. All the actors present their roles beautifully and all the costumes are brilliant. The lighting, sound, production and direction are also remarkable.
The opera has remarkable songs like she has no word for me, not a glance, let my sighs and tears ascend to thee, O merciful God, tell him that your heart lacks the strength to wash your sins away, come now with me, tears are of no consequence, opposite are the paths that in life our future will follow, it cannot be, tell me at least that it is a lie, so before the face of mankind I must stifle my anger, ah, clearly written on your brow is the shame that wages war in your heart, ah, from among the ethereal thrones, where, blessed, you take your seat, everywhere is saw virtue groan beneath the oppressor's yoke, I stay, ah, yes, let us flee to the church and I will die for love of you.
Buy Stiffelio tickets and enjoy this grand opera and see for yourself why this opera has been praised by the people ever since its premier. This year, the people of New York are in luck as the Stiffelio will be showing in Metropolitan opera in New York. This opera has delighted the audience around the globe for many years and is still loved and praised. The story of Stiffelio portrays a chunk of the 90s and its culture with the help of an extraordinary story. This will be a nice idea to spend and evening out with your spouse. So grab the tickets and enjoy your night away!