I Lombardi alla prima Crociata



The opera I Lombardi alla prima Crociata was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Temistocle Solera It was first performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Italy) on 1843-02-11 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Antioch and Jerusalem and Milan.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Acciano, Tyrant of Antioch (Bass)
  • Arvino, Son of the Governor of Rhodes, Folco, and leader of the Lombard crusaders (Tenor)
  • Giselda, Arvino's daughter (Soprano)
  • Oronte, Acciano's son (Tenor)
  • Pagano, Arvino's brother, later a hermit (Bass)
  • Pirro, Pagano's steward (Bass)
  • The Prior of Milan (Tenor)
  • Sofia, Acciano's wife, secretly a Christian (Soprano)
  • Viclinda, Arvino's wife (Soprano)



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