Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani
Vienna State Opera
Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
CAST: Angela Meade (Elena); Gregory Kunde (Arrigo); Gabriele Viviani (Guido de Montforte); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Giovanni da Procida); Alexandru Moisiuc (Bethune); Alisa Kolosova (Ninette); Hans Peter Kammerer (Vaudemont); Marian Talaba (Danieli); Carlos Osuna (Tebaldo)
If you've ever wondered why some people think an opera's not over until all the characters are dead, this piece may be the reason. It has enough deadly plotting, and enough of Verdi's finest music, for several evenings in the opera house.