G.Verdi_I Vespri Siciliani

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Date2022.06.02 ~ 2022.06.05
TimeWeekdays 19:30, Weekend 15:00
PlaceOpera Theater, Seoul Arts Center
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Introduction

 

 

 

 

The prayers of the sublime, cruel twist of fate

< I Vespri Siciliani >

 

Composer​ Giuseppe Verdi

Original Work​ Le duc d'Albe

Libretto​ Augustin Eugène Scribe, Charles Duveyrier

Premiere​ 1855, Palais Garnier

 

 

will be premiered in Korea. Among Verdi’s operas, it has the most famous and grand overture. This piece, which was commissioned for the Great Exposition in France to celebrate its opening, was not welcomed in France as it deals with the Sicilian Vespers, in which about 3,000 French were massacred. However, it is a historically meaningful piece. In the 13th century, Sicily could no longer withstand the harsh rule of France and broke out a rebellion, which begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter in 1282, resulting in triumph over unjust invasion. It is a five-act opera with a lasting imagery of patriotism. It is conducted by Maestro Hong Seokwon, known for his soft charisma, and directed by Fabio Ceresa, beloved for his unique interpretation in KNO’s 2016 production of

 

 

 

 

   

Synopsis

Arrigo leads independence fighters protesting against the Sicilian government. He doesn’t know who his father is. He falls in love with Elena, who lost her brother by the governor of Sicilian government. He decides to revenge by killing the governor. The letter left by Arrigo's mother just before her death reveals that he is the son of the governor, and Arrigo, who promised revenge, falls into confusion.

 

 

 

   

Production

Conductor Hong Seok Won

Stage director​ Fabio Ceresa

 

 

 

CAST

 

Monforte​ Antonio Yang, Myung Won Han

Elena​ Sun Young Seo​, Sung Eun Kim

Arrigo​ Joseph Kang, Oliver Kook

Procida​ Woong Jo Choi​, Dae Yeong Kim

 

 

 

Korea Coop Orchestra

Noi Opera Chorus 

 

 

* The cast could be changed by performance schedule.  

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