Il corsaro



The opera Il corsaro(The Corsair) was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on The Corsair by Lord Byron. It was first performed at Teatro Grande in Trieste (Italy) on 1848-10-25 and published by Lucca (publisher). The opera is set in Aegean island and Coron.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Anselmo, A corsair (Silent)
  • Black Eunuch (Tenor)
  • Corrado, Captain of the corsairs (Tenor)
  • Giovanni, A corsair (Bass)
  • Gulnara, Seid's favourite slave (Soprano)
  • Medora, Corrado's mistress (Soprano)
  • Seid, Pasha of Corone (Baritone)
  • Selimo, One of Seid's warriors (Tenor)
  • Slave (Tenor)



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