Maria callas - il pirata

Angry at the decision and with a commission for the Paris Opéra due from the composer, Donizetti paid the penalty to the San Carlo for not producing an original work as a substitute, and left Naples for Paris arriving on 21 October. [4] As his first commission for Paris, he decided to revise Poliuto and between 1839-40 a French text, with the title Les martyrs , was prepared by Eugene Scribe which conformed to the conventions of a French four-act grand opera , but which incorporated 80% of the music from Poliuto . [3] It was presented in Paris on 10 April 1840. When eventually given in Italy, it was initially presented in a translation from the French version under the title of I martiri . It took until 30 November 1848, months after the composer's death, in order for Poliuto to finally appear for six performances at the San Carlo in its original Italian three-act version. [5]

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