Librettist: Salvatore Commarano
Based on Kabale und Liebe a play by Frederich Schiller
The Tyrol in the first half of the Eighteenth Century.
8th December 1849; Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Italy.
Rodolfo has fallen in love with a peasant girl, Luisa and conceals his identity in order to test her love. Rodolfo's father plans to have him marry the Duchessa to strengthen his own position. Wurm meanwhile covets Luisa and forces her to betray Rodolfo. On the eve of their weddings, Rodolfo and Luisa drink poison and the truth of her betrayal is learned a little late.
Lo vidi, e l'primo palpito
A brani, a brani, o perfido
Quando le sere al placido
the Final Trio
Copyright © 1996, Stephen L. Parker.