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Premiered 17th Nov 1839. Verdi's first opera. Oberto, a Count, obsessively seeks to avenge the betrayal of his daughter, Leonora, seduced by the manipulative Riccardo. Riccardo had abandoned Leonora to marry Cuniza. Cuniza and Leonora develop a cautious friendship and Oberto's obsession finally explodes. Concert version sung in Italian, runs 160mins.Performers Denyce Graves, Susan Parry, Stuart Neill, Samuel Ramey..
Music Verdi. Conductor Simone Young.
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