Royal Opera House, London
STIFFELIO Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi: libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after the play Le Pasteur ou L'evangile et le foyer by Emile Souvestre and Eugene Bourgeois. Producer Elijah Moshinsky, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Peter J. Hall: lighting Paul Pyant First performance at the Royal Opera House.
Covent Garden on 25 January 1993.
Dorotea... Adele Paxton
Stiffelio... José Carreras
Raffaele di Leuthold... Robin Leggate
Federico di Frengel... Lynton Atkinson
Stankar... Gregory Yurisich
Jorg... Gwynne Howell
Conductor: Edward Downes
January 25, 29 1993
February 2, 6, 10 1993
July 8, 11, 14, 1995: Downes; Domingo, Malfitano, Yurisich, Howell
Stiffelio, Covent Garden
Rodney Milnes, Opera Magazine (U.K.), September 1995
For the last three performances of a run that also launched the Verdi Festival, Placido Domingo took over in the title role. It was interesting to compare and contrast his interpretation with that of José Carreras, who created the part in the Moshinsky production. Carreras's fundamentalist preacher seemed innocent and un-worldly, if not other-worldly, and so quite likely not to have noticed that something was amiss in his marriage.
ROH June 1995
- 2007 April 20, 23 Stiffelio (Verdi), London