Giuseppe Verdi: I Masnadieri
La Fenice, Venice
La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus
Daniele Rustioni, conductor
CAST: Andeka Gorrotxategui (tenor); Maria Agresta (Amalie); Artur Rucinski (Francesco); Giacomo Prestia (Count Moor); Cristiano Olivieri (Arminio); Antonio Feltracco (Rolla); Cristian Saitta (Moser)
Verdi’s drama about doomed romance and a wealthy crook who seems to get away with murder is a hot-blooded, somewhat messy affair. Yet the opera features an array of brilliant musical numbers, including arias tailored for its first leading lady, the legendary soprano Jenny Lind.