This is the Complete Vocal score of the entire opera with singing text in Italian and English. A beautiful, imaginative opera and it is one of Verdi’s most famous works and most successful opera.
The premiere occurred on 19 January 1853 at the Teatro Apollo in Rome and was an enormous success. The appreciation of the new work increased with each performance. The third performance was the last that Verdi was contractually obliged to attend: at the end of that evening the audience presented Verdi with two laurel wreaths.