Seven arias from Giuseppe Verdi’s La battaglia di Legnano

“La Battaglia di Legnano”
Seven texts from La battaglia di Legnano, as set by Giuseppe Verdi, have recently been added to the IPA Source database.

La battaglia di Legnano is a four-act opera, with a libretto set by Salvadore Cammarano. It was first performed in January of 1849, and was commissioned by the Teatro Argentina theatre. In the 1850’s, Verdi had considered revising this opera, but never undertook the task.

Salvadore Cammarano was the librettist for  La battaglia di Legnano. Cammarano served as Verdi’s librettist for Alzira and Luisa Miller, and he collaborated with Leone Emanuele Bardare to write the libretto for Il Trovatore.

La battaglia di Legnano on IPA Source:

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La battaglia di Legnano

A frenarti, o cor, nel petto (perfect for Soprano)

Ah se d’Arrigo, e di Rolando (perfect for Soprano)

Ah! m’abbraccia; d’esultanza (perfect for Baritone)

Ahi! scellerate alme d’inferno (perfect for Baritone)

La pia materna mano (perfect for Tenor)

Quante volte come un dono (perfect for Soprano)

Se al nuovo dì pugnando (perfect for Baritone)


The Performance

Watch the entire performance of La battaglia di Legnano from the Brott Music Festival here: