photo © Mirella Verile
Giuseppe Verdi, Il corsaro
Piacenza, Teatro Municipale, 6 May 2018
A traditional Il corsaro revived in Piacenza
Those who are sick of modern Regietheater can find comforting traditional settings in some Italian small-town houses, like this production of Il corsaro.
Two months ago, Verdi’s opera was staged by Nicola Raab in Valencia with Lord Byron, on whose poem the opera is based, on stage and the plot born from the his mind, decisively stimulated by alcohol and drugs. This 2004 production by director Lamberto Puggelli, who died less than five years ago, was more straightforward and is now revived by Grazia Pulvirenti Puggelli in the beautiful Piacenza opera house as a tribute to her husband’s memory. …