La battaglia di Legnano



The opera La battaglia di Legnano was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Salvatore Cammarano based on La battaille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry. It was first performed at Teatro Argentina in Rome (Italy) on 1849-01-27 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Italy.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Arrigo, A Veronese soldier (Tenor)
  • Arrigos squire (Tenor)
  • Barbarossa, Emperor of Germany (Bass)
  • First Consul of Milan (Bass)
  • Herald (Tenor)
  • Imelda, Lida's maid (Mezzosoprano)
  • Lida, Rolando's wife (Soprano)
  • Marcovaldo, A German prisoner (Baritone)
  • Mayor of Como (Bass)
  • Rolando, A Milanese leader (Baritone)
  • Second Consul of Milan (Bass)



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