Concert will begin at 18:55 hours GMT
Verdi's 'I Lombardi alla prima crociata' with Gipali, Esposito, Bini & Meade from Turin
Verdi's 'I Lombardi alla prima crociata' is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi. The two sons of Lord Folco, Pagano and Arvino, are reconciled, having previously feuded over which man would win the hand of Viclinda. Pagano, who once threatened the life of his brother, has returned from exile. A throng gathers in front of the church of Sant'Ambrogio to celebrate. Viclinda, now Arvino's wife, and their daughter Giselda are on hand to witness the reconciliation. Performers:
Arvino: Giuseppe Gipali.
Pagano: Alex Esposito.
Viclinda: Lavinia Bini.
Giselda: Angela Meade.
Pirro: Antonio Di Matteo.
Priore della città di Milano: Joshua Sanders.
Acciano: Giuseppe Capoferri.
Oronte: Francesco Meli.
Sofia: Alexandra Zabala.
Teatro Regio Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Michele Mariotti.