FULL EDUARDO E CRISTINA Pesaro 2023 Enea Scala, Anastasia Bartoli, Daniela Barcellona
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Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Eduardo e Cristina
- Composer: Rossini Gioachino
- Libretto: originally by Giovanni Schmidt for Odoardo e Cristina (1810), an opera by Stefano Pavesi, and adapted for Rossini by Andrea Leone Tottola and Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini.    Libretto Text, Libretto Index
- Venue & Opera Company: Vitrifrigo Arena, Pesaro, Italy
- Recorded: July 11, 2023
- Type: Staged Opera Live
- Singers: Enea Scala, Anastasia Bartoli, Daniela Barcellona, Grigory Shkarupa, Matteo Roma
- Conductor: Jader Bignamini
- Orchestra: ORCHESTRA SINFONICA NAZIONALE DELLA RAI
- Chorus: CORO DEL TEATRO VENTIDIO BASSO
- Chorus Master: GIOVANNI FARINA
Information about the Recording
- Published by: RAI 5
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Broadcast
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: yessubs, itsubs
- Video Recording from: RAIPLAY     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Eduardo e Cristina (Italian pronunciation: [eduˈardo e kkrisˈtiːna]) is an operatic dramma in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto originally written by Giovanni Schmidt for Odoardo e Cristina (1810), an opera by Stefano Pavesi, and adapted for Rossini by Andrea Leone Tottola and Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini.
This pastiche work was composed in a great hurry for a first performance arranged less than a month after the premiere of Ermione. Rossini borrowed “19 of the 26 musical numbers” from his other works, including Adelaide di Borgogna, Ricciardo e Zoraide, as well as Ermione itself.
The opera was first performed at the Teatro San Benedetto, Venice, on 24 April 1819 and given 24 performances that season before being revived the following year at the more prestigious La Fenice. Ironically, while Ermione was not particularly well received, “Eduardo e Christina was a huge success”. Apparently, the first performance was so well received that it took six hours, given the large number of encores.
Time: “The distant past”
Eduardo, commander of the Swedish army, brings news of peace and is greeted triumphantly by King Carlo in Stockholm. That same day, the king announces that his daughter, Cristina, is to be married to Prince Giacomo of Scotland. Cristina, however, is already secretly Eduardo’s wife, and together they have a young son, Gustavo. Christina makes plans to escape, but during the wedding preparations little Gustavo is discovered. Cristina proclaims herself his mother, though she will not reveal the father’s name. When Eduardo appears, he reveals himself to be the boy’s father, and the illicit couple are led off to prison. Cristina continues to refuse a proposal of marriage to Giacomo, even though he has agreed to recognize Gustavo as his own son. Eventually Eduardo is freed by his friend and comrade in arms, Captain Atlei, and together they defeat a surprise attack by the Russians. After the battle, Eduardo hands his sword to King Carlo who, touched, forgives the couple and grants them his blessing.
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