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Aroldo: Nicola Nicolov
: Mariella Angioletti
Egberto: Aldo Protti
Briano: Trevor Anthony
Godvino: John Dobson
: Griffith Lewis
Elena: Elizabeth Bainbridge


ConductorCharles Mackerras
DirectorFrans Boerlage
Set DesignMicheal MacLiammoir
Costume DesignMicheal MacLiammoir
Wexford Chorus CoachMrs C Hore
Assistant Chorus CoachesNora O'Leary

The Plot

Aroldo is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, based on his earlier work Stiffelio, which was censored for its controversial plot about a Protestant minister who forgives his adulterous wife.
In Aroldo, the setting is changed to medieval England and Scotland, and the main character is a Saxon knight who returns from the Crusades. He discovers that his wife Mina has been unfaithful with a knight named Godvino, who is killed by Mina's father Egberto. Aroldo struggles with his feelings of love and betrayal, and eventually decides to leave Mina and join a hermit named Briano. However, Mina follows him and proves her repentance by saving his life from an ambush.
Aroldo finally pardons her and they are reconciled.

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