Les Vêpres siciliennes



The opera Les Vêpres siciliennes(The Sicilian Vespers) was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Charles Duveyrier and Eugène Scribe It was first performed at Paris Opéra in Paris (France) on 1855-06-13 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Palermo.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Arrigo, A young Sicilian (Tenor)
  • Count de Vaudemont, A French officer (Bass)
  • Daniéli, A Sicilian (Tenor)
  • Duchess Elena, Sister of Friedrich of Austria (Soprano)
  • Giovanni da Procida, A Sicilian doctor (Bass)
  • Guido di Monforte, Governor of Sicily under under Charles d'Anjou, King of Naples (Baritone)
  • Le Sire de Béthune, A French officer (Bass)
  • Manfredo, A Sicilian (Tenor)
  • Ninetta, Elena's maid (Contralto)
  • Robert, A French soldier (Bass)
  • Tebaldo, A French soldier (Tenor)



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