Haydn’s La Vera Costanza from Belgium

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Though known today mainly as an instrumental composer, Joseph Haydn wrote a surprising number of operas, including La Vera Costanza. In this accomplished drama, a determined young woman’s devotion to a secret marriage nearly leads to her tragic death.

In this production by the Royal Wallonie Opera, from the Palais Opéra, in Liège, Belgium, the stars are mezzo-soprano Federica Carnevale and tenor Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani as the troubled couple Rosina and Errico, in a performance led by conductor Jesús López-Cobos.

Cast:

Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

Rosina: Federica Carnevale (mezzo-soprano)

Count Errico: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (tenor)

Baroness Irene: Andrea Puja (soprano)

Lisetta: Arianna Donadelli (soprano)

Marquis Ernesto: Cosimo Panozzo (tenor)

Masino: Elier Munoz (tenor)

Villotto: Gianluca Margheri (bass)

Royal Wallonie Opera Orchestra