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Of Giuseppe Verdi’s two dozen operas we consider to be basic, few people are familiar with Stiffelio, which then continued life as Aroldo after being placed in a different context – or rather, it was forgotten all the more. And this despite the fact that Stiffelio is a masterpiece, with excellent tableaus and strong scenes. Its demanding main roles paint a picture of the conflicts between difficult and nuanced personalities: a protestant minister has to make a decision after discovering his wife’s infidelity... Stiffelio is the opera of Christian forgiveness, even though the forgiveness arrives late: the other man in the love triangle is doomed by the very emotion that the minister is trying to overcome. In recent years, Stiffelio has been performed twice by the opera’s performers: the present production is aimed at the lovers of the piece and the composer, and all festival-goers interested in the operatic resolution of moral issues.

 

General cast

Conductor
 
Leonardo Sini
 
Stiffelio, a Protestant minister
 
Boldizsár László
 
Stankar, Lina's father, an elderly colonel
 
Anatoly Fokanov
 
Lina, his wife
 
Anikó Bakonyi
 
Raffaele, a nobleman from Leuthold
 
N.N.
 
Jorg, an elderly minister
 
Krisztián Cser
 
Federico di Frengel
 
Jenő Dékán
 
Dorotea, Lina's cousin
 
Zsófia Kálnay
 
Featuring
 
Budapest Studio Chorus / Honvéd Male Choir

Credits

Writer
 
Francesco Maria Piave
 
Choir Master
 
Gábor Csiki
 
Hungarian surtitles
 
Lajos Csákovics