Operatic variants 

 

 

Aida Sinfonia.

Sarasota Opera performances: March 27, 1999, March 20, 2011.

 

Aida Act II scene 1 Scena e duetto Aida, Amneris Fu la sorte dell’armi a tuoi funesta,

first version of the duet, changed before the premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Alzira Sinfonia.

Piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 2000.

 

Attila Act III Romanza Foresto Oh dolore! ed io vivea.

Sarasota Opera Performance: March 4, 2007.

 

Attila Act III Romanza Foresto Sventurato! Alla mia vita sol conforto era l’amor.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 1995.

 

La battaglia di Legnano (L’assedio di Arlem) Act III Scena e duettino Lida, Rolando Digli ch'è sangue italico (Ove nascea rammentagli). Piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Don Carlos Introduction. Short version as performed in the Paris premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Don Carlos Act I Prélude et Introduction (version P.a): the extended opening of the opera which was replaced for the premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: this section was performed as part of the Paris Five Act production in 2015.

 

Don Carlos Act II scene 1 Scene et Duo Carlos Rodrigue (version with P.b): this is an extended version of the duet cut before the premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 2012.

 

Don Carlos Act II scene 2 Duo Rodrigue Philippe (version with P.c): this is an extended version of the duet cut before the premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2013.

 

Don Carlo Act II scene 2 Duetto Rodrigo Filippo (version with N.a).

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Don Carlos Act III Ballet de la Reine.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Don Carlos Act III Choer dans les Coulisses (version P.d): this was mostly likely cut when the ballet ended up being longer than Verdi anticipated.

Sarasota Opera performance: this section was performed as part of the Paris Five Act production in 2015.

 

Don Carlos Act IV scene 1 Scène et Quattuor (version with P.e): this is an 8 1/2 bar extension of the introductory orchestra music.

Sarasota Opera performance: this section was performed as part of the Paris Five Act production.

 

Don Carlos Act IV scene 1 Scène et Quattuor Èlisabeth Eboli (version P.f): this was removed earlier in the rehearsal process than the February dress rehearsal.

Sarasota Opera performance: this section was performed as part of the Paris Five Act production in 2015.

 

Don Carlos Act IV scene 1 Scène et Quattuor Èlisabeth Eboli O don fatal (version without P.f).

As performed at the Paris premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 2012.

 

Don Carlos Act IV scene 2 Finale (version P.g, P.h): this was already cut by the time of the dress rehearsal, possibly to accommodate the Rodrigue, Faure, who did not want to lie on stage so long and also to make the role of Don Carlos less vocally difficult.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Don Carlo Act V Duetto Elisabetta Carlo (version with N.b).

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

I due Foscari Act I cabaletta Jacopo Sì, lo sento, Iddio mi chiama.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014.

 

I due Foscari Act II Duetto Lucrezia, Jacopo No, non morrai, chè i perfidi.

First version of the duet, which only exists in the piano reduction.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 8, 2013.

 

I due Foscari Act II Scena & Duetto Lucrezia, Jacopo No, non morrai, chè i perfidi.

With puntature written for tenor Mario.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Ernani Substitute Act II finale Ernani Odi il voto.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 1997.

 

Falstaff (La Scala version).

Performance with piano. The orchestration for the music Verdi changed is not currently available.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 8, 2013.

 

Falstaff Act III scene 2 Sonetto Fenton's sonnet.

Verdi's ending to perform the piece out of context.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 8, 2013.

 

Falstaff (Paris version).

Act III scene 2 Finale with Verdi’s text changes for the minuet.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 2015.

 

La forza del destino (original version) Act III Scena ed aria finale III Don Alvaro Qual sangue sparsi  Verdi's transposed version from Madrid.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 21, 1998.

 

Un giorno di regno Sinfonia.

Piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 8, 2013.

 

Un giorno di regno Act I Terzetto Marchesa, Giulietta, Edoardo Bella speranza invero!

First version found in the back of the autograph score. World premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2013.

 

Un giorno di regno Act II Aria e cabaletta Edoardo Pietoso al lungo pianto.

First version found in the back of the autograph score. World premiere.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2013.

 

Jerusalem complete ballet music.

This Performance included music from the autograph score that is not been printed.

Sarasota Opera Performance: March 22, 2015.

 

I Lombardi alla prima crociata Act II Come poteva un angelo Oronte.

Cabaletta written for Antonio Poggi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 20, 2011.

 

I Lombardi alla prima crociata Act II cabaletta Oronte Eterna fè che il Vero.

Cabaletta written for Nicola Ivanov.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 20, 2011.

 

I Lombardi alla prima crociata Act II Finale Giselda O madre dal cielo soccorri.

Orchestration found at the end of the autograph score

Sarasota Opera performance: March 20, 2011.

 

I Lombardi alla prima crociata Act II Finale No, giusta causa non è d’Iddio.

Transposed for Senigallia on  July, 1843.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 20, 2011.

 

Messa da Requiem (original version).

Sarasota Opera performances of the original Liber scriptus: March 16, 21, 2002.

 

Messa per Rossini Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 20, 2011.

 

Nabucodonosor Act II Scena ed Aria Abigaille Anch’io dischiuso un giorno from the autograph.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 2015.

 

Nabucodonosor Act II Coro di Leviti transposed version.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 1995.

 

Nabucodonosor Act III Va, pensiero sull’ali dorate choral arrangement.

Sarasota Opera performances: March 25, 1995; March 16, 21, 2002; March 22, 2015 (unscheduled encore); March 26, 2015.

 

Nabucodonosor Act IV Preghiera Fenena Oh dischiuso è il firmamento.

With Verdi's puntature.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 1995.

 

Nabucodonosor Act IV Romanza Fenena Oh dischiuso è il firmamento.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 1995.

 

Nabucodonosor Act IV Immenso Jeovha choral arrangement.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 25, 1995.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio (Ernani) Infin che un brando vindice.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 1997.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I Altra Cavatina Cuniza D’innocenza i cari inganni.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2001.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I Recitativo e Duetto Cuniza, Riccardo Ah Riccardo, a mia ragione.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2001.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act II Scena e Duetto Leonora, Cuniza Pria che scenda sull’indegno.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 24, 2001.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I Recitativo Scena e terzetto Leonora, Cuniza, Oberto Sono io stessa. With puntature made for the baritone Ferlotti.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act II Recitativo ed aria Oberto L’orror del tradimento.

Transposed for the baritone Ferlotti.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act II Recitativo e quartetto Leonora, Cuniza, Riccardo, Oberto Vili all’armi. With Puntature for the baritone Ferlotti.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 22, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I Recitativo; Scena e terzetto Leonora, Cuniza, Oberto Sono io stessa. With piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Sinfonia.

Piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I coro Sorge un canto e si diffonde.

In piano reduction not by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act II Recitativo e quartetto Leonora, Cuniza, Riccardo, Oberto Vili all’armi. Piano reduction by Verdi.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 26, 2015.

 

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Act I Scena e Duetto Leonora Oberto Guardami! sul mio ciglio.

Sarasota Opera performance scheduled for 2016.

 

Otello Act 1 Duet, Desdemona, Otello. Desdemona part as performed in the Premiere.

Sarasota Opera Performance: March 22, 2015.

 

Otello (Paris version).

Sarasota Opera performances: Ballet music - March 25, 2012; Act III Finale - March 22, 2015.

 

Simon Boccanegra (original version Venice).

Included some changes for Reggio Emilio.

Sarasota Opera performances: March 13, 17, 1992.

 

Simon Boccanegra Chorus and prologue from Reggio Emilio version.

Sarasota Opera Performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Simon Boccanegra Act II Aria Gabriele.

Verdi Transposition as recomended for La Scala 1859.

Sarasota Opera Performance: March 23, 2014.

 

Simon Boccanegra (original version) Act II tercetto. Original Venice vocal lines and brass doubling the chorus as Verdi recomended for La Scala 1859.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 23, 2014, simplified viola and cello part in the Prologo as changed for Reggio Emilio. The other musical changes were performed as part of the 1992 production of the Venice version.

 

Simon Boccanegra (original version) revisions for Napoli.

Sarasota Opera performances: These were included in various other performances of Simon Boccanegra excerpts.

 

La traviata All the music from the original version.

Sarasota Opera performance: March 21, 1998.

 

Les Vêpres siciliennes Act IV air Henri A toi que j’ai cherie.

Sarasota Opera performances: March 26, 28, 1994.

 

Les Vêpres siciliennes Ballet music.

Sarasota Opera performances: March 26, 28, 1994.