Verdi Onstage in the United States: Un giorno di regno

@article{Martin2003VerdiOI,
  title={Verdi Onstage in the United States: Un giorno di regno},
  author={George Whitney Martin},
  journal={The Opera Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={15 - 3}
}
  • G. Martin
  • Published 7 March 2003
  • Art
  • The Opera Quarterly
V second opera, Un giorno di regno (King for a Day), though a comedy with a happy ending, gave him his worst night in the theater. At the premiere at La Scala, Milan, on 5 September 1840, as custom then required of the composer of a new opera, he sat throughout the performance in the orchestra, between the first double-bass and cello. Because La Scala then had no orchestra pit, he was at floor level in the auditorium, and there, on view, for two and a half hours he heard the audience hiss and… 

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