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Composer(s): Giuseppe (Fortunino Francesco) Verdi (09 Oct 1813 - 27 Jan 1901)
Work identifier: M913
Real Name: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Display Name: I Vespri Siciliani
Composed: c. 1855
First Performed: 13 Jun 1855
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Romantic
Instrumentation: Opera Orchestra
Librettist(s): E. Scribe
C. Duveyrier
Performance Timing (guide): 1'4'' (approx.)
Mvt. 1Overture  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Act I - Chorus: 'A te, ciel natio...'  (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 3Act I - Scene: 'Qual s'offre al mio sguardo...'  (Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 4Act I - Recit: 'O mio fratel, Federigo!'  (Soprano)
Mvt. 5Act I - Recit: 'Assai nappi vuotammo...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 6Act I - Aria and Chorus: 'In alto mare...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 7Act I - Scene: 'Egli! Oh, ciel!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Chorus)
Mvt. 8Act I - Quartet: 'D'ira fremo all'aspetto tremendo...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 9Act I - Recit: 'O donna!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 10Act I - Duet: 'Qual è il tuo nome?'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 11Act I - Finale: 'Temerario! Qual ardire!'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 12Act II - Prelude  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 13Act II - Aria: 'O Patria; O tu Palermo...'  (Bass)
Mvt. 14Act II - Arietta with Chorus: 'Ai nostri fidi nunzio...'  (Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 15Act II - Aria with Chorus: 'Santo amor che in me favelli...'  (Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 16Act II - Recit: 'Miei fidi amici...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 17Act II - Recit: 'Ah! nulla! sommesso il core...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 18Act II - Duet: 'Quale, o prode, al tuo coraggio...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 19Act II - Duet: 'Presso alla tomba ch'apresi...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 20Act II - Recit: 'Cavalier, questo foglio...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 21Act II - Tarantella  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 22Act II - Scene: 'La vaghe spose...'  (Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 23Act II - Chorus: 'Viva la guerra!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 24Act II - Chorus: 'Il rossor mi copri...'  (Tenor, Chorus)
Mvt. 25Act II - Scene and Chorus: 'Per lui non ebbi oltraggio!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 26Act II - Finale: 'Del piacer s'avanza l'ora!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 27Act III Scene 1 - Prelude  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 28Act III Scene 1 - Recit-Aria: 'Sì, m'abboriva ed a ragion!'  (Baritone)
Mvt. 29Act III Scene 1 - Recit: 'Il cavaliero ricusava...'  (Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 30Act III Scene 1 - Aria: 'In braccio alle dovizie...'  (Baritone)
Mvt. 31Act III Scene 1 - Recit: 'Sogno, o son desto?'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 32Act III Scene 1 - Duet: 'Quando al mio sen per te parlava...'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 33Act III Scene 1 - Duet: 'Mentre contemplo quel volto amato...'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 34Act III Scene 1 - Duet: 'Parola fatale!'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 35Act III Scene 1 - Duet: 'Ah! figlio, invano crudo mi chiami...'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 36Act III Scene 1 - Duet: 'Ombra diletta, che in ciel riposi...'  (Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 37Act III Scene 2 - Ballet: 'The Four Seasons', Winter  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 38Act III Scene 2 - Ballet: 'The Four Seasons', Spring  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 39Act III Scene 2 - Ballet: 'The Four Seasons', Summer  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 40Act III Scene 2 - Ballet: 'The Four Seasons', Autumn  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 41Act III Scene 2 - Chorus: 'O splendide feste!'  (Chorus)
Mvt. 42Act III Scene 2 - Terzetto and Chorus: 'Arrigo, su te veglia l'amistade...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 43Act III Scene 2 - Scene: 'Di tai piacer, per te novelli...'  (Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 44Act III Scene 2 - Ensemble: 'Fra ceppi, olà s'adduca ognum...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 45Act III Scene 2 - Finale: 'Ah, donna! pietade, amici!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 46Act IV - Prelude  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 47Act IV - Recit: 'È di Monforte il cenno!'  (Tenor)
Mvt. 48Act IV - Aria: 'Giorno di pianto...'  (Tenor)
Mvt. 49Act IV - Duet: 'O sdegno miei; Ah! volgi il guardo...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 50Act IV - Recit: 'Non fu tua mano, o indegno...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 51Act IV - Duet: 'Se sincero è quell'accento...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 52Act IV - Aria: 'Arrigo! Ah, parli a un core...'  (Soprano)
Mvt. 53Act IV - Scene and Duet: 'Pensando a me...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 54Act IV - Recit: 'Amica man...'  (Soprano, Bass)
Mvt. 55Act IV - Recit: 'I cenni tuoi, signor?'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 56Act IV - Terzetto: 'Addio, mia patria, invendicato...'  (Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 57Act IV - Quartet: 'Addio, mia patria amata...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 58Act IV - Scene: 'De profundis clamavi ad te...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Mvt. 59Act IV - Scene and Duet: 'Mi reggi tu, gran Dio!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 60Act IV - Recit: 'Ministro di morte, arresta!'  (Soprano, Baritone, Bass)
Mvt. 61Act IV - Chorus: 'Oh, mia sorpresa, oh giubilo...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 62Act IV - Finale: 'Omai rapito in estasi...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Mvt. 63Act V - Chorus: 'Si celebri alfine...'  (Chorus)
Mvt. 64Act V - Aria: 'Mercé, diletti amiche...'  (Soprano, Chorus)
Mvt. 65Act V - Duet: 'La brezza aleggia intorno...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 66Act V - Recit: 'Al tuo cor generoso, oh donna...'  (Soprano, Bass)
Mvt. 67Act V - Recit: 'Ecco per l'aura spiegasi...'  (Soprano, Tenor)
Mvt. 68Act V - Terzetto: 'Sorte fatal! Oh, fier cimento!'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 69Act V - Recit: 'In fra noi due s'oppone...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 70Act V - Terzetto: 'M'ingannasti, o traditrice...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Mvt. 71Act V - Finale: 'Ah, vieni, il mio mortal dolore...'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus)
Composer(s): Giuseppe (Fortunino Francesco) Verdi (09 Oct 1813 - 27 Jan 1901)
Recording identifier: M2147488002
Real Name: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Display Name: I Vespri Siciliani
Composed: c. 1855
First Performed: 13 Jun 1855
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Romantic
Instrumentation: Opera Orchestra
Librettist(s): E. Scribe
C. Duveyrier
Ensemble: Bern Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Vincent La Selva
Label: Newport Classic
Catalogue Number: NPD 85649
CD Media ID: 5204