Allor Gesù rivolto
Al popolo assembrato
Ch'era a suoi piedi e così disse:
'Quegli di voi che non peccò
La prima pietra scagli.'
E la donna
This page was last updated: October 1, 2011
The censors were not happy with STIFFELIO. Protestant priest married with an un faithful wife (Lina). A story that envolved about forgiveness from act 1 to last act (act 3). But Giuseppe Verdi loved the story and had made powerful music with this powerful subject so he made a new opera from the music of STIFFELIO. AROLDO, a saxon knight with an unfaithful wife (Mina). Same story essentially but not so much Bible reading and Church going. But now it has 4 acts. 3 opera houses where I have seen Stiffelio: London (2007), Vienna (1997, 2004, 2009), Zurich (2004, 2006)