The scene is laid in Venice, where Lucrezia Borgia, wife of the Duke of Ferraro, has come in secret to pay a visit to her young son, Gennaro, the offspring of an early amour, whose existence is unknown to any of her friends. Gennaro has been brought up by a fisherman, but on entering the army has risen rapidly, owing to his gallant conduct on the battlefield, and he is the friend of the noblest young lords in Venice when Lucrezia finds means to make his acquaintance, taking care to keep her true identity
and relationship from him.
The New York Times presents the Teatro alla Scala’s opening performance
The La Scala opening performance goes global.
Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.