Alzira

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Verdi's Alzira is based on a play by Voltaire, Alzire, ou Les Américains. It was the eighth of his 28 operas, and while it is generally regarded as one of his so-so earlier efforts, it is better than its reputation. Some believe the element that has sabotaged its popularity is the libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, owing... read more

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