Il Corsaro

More info on Il Corsaro

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Francesco Maria Piave

Premiere:

25 October 1848, Trieste (Teatro Grande)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Il Corsaro Synopsis

Libretto:

Il Corsaro Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Il Corsaro

Il corsaro (The Corsair) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Lord Byron's poem The Corsair. The first performance was given at the Teatro Grande in Trieste on 25 October 1848.
The composer expressed interest in Byron's poem The Corsaire as early as 1844, but it was several years before he got around to composing the opera, working with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Meanwhile, Verdi was caught up in a squabble between two publishers doing battle over his work. Il Corsaro was written for the publisher who lost that battle — at least in the composer's eyes — and Verdi may have been anxious to get past it. In any case, when he finished the score in 1848, and turned it over to the publisher, he apparently had no idea where or when it would be produced. When it premiered at the Teatro Grande (now the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi) in Trieste later that year, Verdi did not attend the first performance. He may have known exactly what he was doing. As it turns out, the opera was poorly received — an unusual occurrence for Verdi. It quickly fell out of favor.
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Roles in Il Corsaro

Corrado Tenor
Medora Soprano
Pasha Seid Baritone
Gulnara Soprano
Giovanni Bass
Aga Selimo Tenor
A Black Eunuch Tenor
Slave Tenor

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All scenes from Il Corsaro

Arias from Il Corsaro

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Tutto parea sorridere

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Corrado
2Si di Corsari il fulmine

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Corrado
3Non so le tetre immagini

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medora
4Ah! conforto e sol la speme

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gulnara
5Vola talor dal carcere

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gulnara
6Salve Allah tutta quanta

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pasha Seid
7S'avvicina il tuo momento

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pasha Seid
8Cento leggiadre vergini

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pasha Seid
9Né sulla terra creatura alcuna

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gulnara
10La terra il ciel m'abborrino

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11Eccomi prigioniero

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
12Alfin questo corsaro

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles: