/ "I've found you at last"). Lady Macbeth is advised that King Duncan will stay in the castle that night; she is determined to see him killed (Or tutti, sorgete / "Arise now, all you ministers of hell"). Witches were usually, but not always, women, and could trigger suspicions of witchcraft by engaging in unconventional lifestyles, such as living alone or in isolation from a community, just as the witches in Macbeth are presented as … List of singers taken from Budden, Julian: Libretto accompanying the Opera Rara CD recording, pp. Now, I send you Macbeth which I prize above all my other operas, and therefore deem worthier to present to you.[3]. [31] However, along with Parker, he does concede that "even the traditional elements are better handled than in Attila or Alzira [and] the arias grow organically from the implications of their own material, rather than from the deliberate elaboration of a formula. Macbeth is spurred by his ambition and his wife, murdering Duncan and acceding to the throne. Macbeth is a complex and conflicted character. He went ahead to advise the impresario of the Lyrique, Léon Carvalho, that more time was needed and urged patience: "I am labouring, labouring, labouring" he assured the impresario[11] and stressed that he wanted to look at the big picture and not try to hurry along a re-working of an opera he had written so many years before. Influenced by his friendship in the 1840s with Andrea Maffei, a poet and man of letters who had suggested both Schiller's Die Räuber (The Robbers) and Shakespeare's play Macbeth as suitable subjects for operas,[4] Giuseppe Verdi received a commission from Florence's Teatro della Pergola, but no particular opera was specified. Macbeth tells his wife about his encounter with the witches and they resolve to track down and kill Banco's son, as well as Macduff and his family (whom they do not yet know has already fled the country). The lights are off, but the magic is not gone. However, after that, it was rarely performed until after World War II. If there was plague in your village, it was because of a witch. Classification: Human, Dark Mage, Oración Seis Guild Master Macbeth (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmakbet; makˈbɛt])[1] is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Malcolm as King, and Macduff as hero, together swear to restore the realm to greatness. What magic is this? Shakespeare's Macbeth is indeed an intelligent man, ambitious and spirited. Shakespeare himself, a man of extraordinary intellect and insight, probably regarded witchcraft for what it was: poppycock. Scene 1: Near the border between England and Scotland. The Opera Guild of Montreal also presented it in 1959. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on 19 April 1865. Macduff resolves to leave the country, saying it is ruled by a cursed hand and only the wicked may remain: the other guests are terrified by Macbeth's talk of ghosts, phantoms and witches. The first version was given its United States premiere in April 1850 at Niblo's Garden in New York with Angiolina Bosio as Lady Macbeth and Cesare Badiali as Banco, while the United Kingdom premiere took place in October 1860 in Manchester. Some relate to crucial elements in the drama, especially how Banquo's appearances as a ghost should be presented. In Shakespeare’s time people believed in witches. Macbeth is now king: Duncan's son Malcolm has fled the country, suspicion having conveniently fallen on him for his father's murder: but Macbeth is still disturbed by the prophecy that Banco, not he, will found a great royal line. The fear of witches and witchcraft has a long history in Europe, and common beliefs about witches can be found in the portrayal of the “three weird sisters” in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. (Macbeth, Witches) Simon Keenlyside, English National Opera Chorus, English National Opera Orchestra, Edward Gardner. Macbeth has learned that an army of Scottish rebels backed by England is advancing against him, but is reassured by remembering the words of the apparitions, that no man born of woman can harm him. Shakespeare's main source for the story was Holinshed's Chronicles, particularly its accounts of Macbeth and Macduffand Duncan. The witches’ words do not seduce Macbeth. His reign is bloody and tyrannical and is ended by the combined forces of Scotland and England. The main part of this essay consists of the textual analysis of Macbeth concerning the so-called “Weird Sisters” and their goddess Hecate in … The three witches in, manipulate the characters into disaster, and cast spells to destroy lives. He then lays out that there is "Lady Macbet, (sic) Macbet, (sic) [and the] Chorus of Witches", discounting the role of Macduff. If all these specific demands which were placed on Piave were not enough, Verdi wrote a very lengthy letter to Ricordi outlining what he saw as the dramatic demands of the revision. Dark magic is in the air at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (Maffei was already writing a libretto for I masnadieri, which was based on the suggested Schiller play, but it could have been substituted for Macbeth had the baritone not been available.) Instead of using three witches as in the play, there is a large female chorus of witches, singing in three-part harmony (they are divided in three groups, and every group sings as a single witch, using "I" and not "we"). Read about our approach to external linking. Macbeth protests that the holder of that title is still alive, but the messengers reply that the former Thane has been executed as a traitor. / "Heaven") and the two continue fighting, then disappear from view. The last act begins with an assembly of refugees on the English border, and, in the revised version, ends with a chorus of bards celebrating victory over the tyrant. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. Eye Color: Black Hair Color: Black/White Occupation: Shield of Spriggan Affiliation: Alvarez Empire Status: Alive Family: Unnamed Father (deceased) Love Interest (s): Allies: Enemies: Class: Skills: First Appearance: Voice Actor: Micah Solusod [5] He only started working on Macbeth in September 1846, the driving reason for that choice being the availability of a particular singer, the baritone Felice Varesi who would sing the title role. Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth), Macbeth, conceived and directed by Teller and Aaron Posner, Folger Theatre in a co-production with Two River Theater Company, 2008. [21] and both the original and the revised versions were presented in 2003 as part of the Sarasota Opera's "Verdi Cycle" of all the composer's operas in their different versions. A closed theatre is a perfect playground for mischievous spirits intent on wreaking havoc. Act 2 Scene 1 Line 21 Our wisdom comes from God (James 3:17), not from deceiving spirits. It was less successful, and the opera largely faded from public view until the mid-20th century revivals. It can be found with its previous evolutions inside the castle of Stellarax in Spectralunar Island. Chapter four explains the believe in witchcraft of James VI of Scotland and I of England and his measure of prohibition of sorcery regarding his witchcraft acts. (Macbeth: O lieto augurio / "O, happy augury! A doctor and a servant observe the Queen as she walks in her sleep, wringing her hands and attempting to clean them of blood (Una macchia è qui tuttora! The first version of Macbeth was completed during the time which Verdi described as his "galley years," which ranged over a period of 16 years,[2] and one which saw the composer produce 22 operas. A herald announces the arrival of the Queen (Duet: Vi trovo alfin! A gang of murderers lie in wait. . Ultimately however, Verdi had little power over the staged production, but—in regard to the translation—he did insist that the translator, when considering the act 2 duet between the Macbeth couple, retain the words "Folie follie" as written in order to emphasise the dramatic impact which those words created. Battle is joined. She probably drowned. Malcolm orders each soldier to cut a branch from a tree in Birnam Wood and carry it as they attack Macbeth's army. [13] With the addition of music for Lady Macbeth, Macbeth's aria in act 3 was completely re-written—as was a considerable amount of the rest of act 3; a ballet was added in act 3; a chorus began act 4; and the ending of act 4 was also changed, Verdi being determined to drop Macbeth's final aria Mal per me che m'affidai ("Trusting in the prophecies of Hell") in favour of an off-stage death, to end with the triumphal chorus. It was given in Paris in April 1865 and then occasionally up to about 1900. He was particularly superstitious about witches and even wrote a book on the subject. The play opens with a theatrical demonstration of his abilities, and as we are introduced to other characters on the island, we learn that Prospero has used his magic as a way of establishing himself as a kind of ruler. However, in an aria (Pietà, rispetto, amore / "Compassion, honour, love") he contemplates the fact that he is already hated and feared: there will be no compassion, honour and love for him in his old age even if he wins this battle, nor kind words on a royal tomb, only curses and hatred. He tells Macbeth that he was not "born of woman" but "untimely ripped" from his mother's womb. The chorus calls on God to avenge the killing (Schiudi, inferno, . Some of the time, however, the person in that power is not the best person to be in that power. She raves about the deaths of both Duncan and Banco, and even about the deaths of Macduff's family, and that all the perfumes of Arabia would not clean the blood off her hands: all are things that the horrified witnesses would never dare to repeat to any living man. The visiting "Kirov Opera" (as today's Mariinsky Opera was then known), presented it in London at Covent Garden in 2001. By the standards of the subject matter of almost all Italian operas during the first fifty years of the 19th century, Macbeth was highly unusual. Macduff returns indicating to his men that he has killed Macbeth. [15] and he continues by noting that, for him, "the Witches rule the drama.....They are truly a character, and a character of greatest importance."[15]. If she floated, she was a witch. Name: Macbeth Alias: Midnight Age: 28-29 Race: Human Gender: Male Height: 175 cm (5'9") Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs.) Some people even accused local women of being witches. Andrew Zox, Cleo House, Jr., and Eric Hissom (The Weird Sisters), Macbeth, conceived and directed by Teller and Aaron Posner, Folger Theatre in a co-production with Two River Theater Company, 2008.Photo by Carol Pratt. However, the 1847 version was given in concert at the Royal Opera House on 27 June 1997 These lines, spoken by Macbeth as an aside, reveal the "black and deep desires" he struggles to hide. From witches to spirits readers experience these other worlds that Shakespeare creates in his writing. He collapses, but regains consciousness in the castle. This is especially true in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. magic is used as manipulation, although Macbeth’s depiction of magic as the cauldron temporarily dissolves a kingdom and permanently condemns Macbeth’s soul. Lusting for the crown, Macbeth plots to kill the king. Since its revival in Europe from the 1960s, the revised version of Macbeth in Italian remains the preferred version for modern performances. Four named witches appear in Macbeth--the three hags who open the play and later Hecate, the goddess of sorcery. Macbeth is lying, having killed Duncan himself, so these lines show his ability to think quickly and his growing capacity for evil. was a typical reaction to a first draft—in this case it was of Lady Macbeth's new act 2 aria "La luce langue",[12] the result of which (notes biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz) was "from Verdi's insistence came Lady Macbeth's gripping scene". The US premiere of the later version did not take place until 24 October 1941 in New York,[18] but two European productions, in Berlin in the 1930s and at Glyndebourne in 1938 and 1939, were important in helping the 20th Century revival. / "Yet here's a spot"). “Macbeth” is built upon evil and sorcery. Macbeth. The play is the shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, without diversions or subplots. As a result of various complications, including Verdi's illness, that work was not to receive its premiere until July 1847. Sorcery is clearly sinful and is not to be part of Christian living. This tragedy can be classified by one of two theories. Banco is greeted as "lesser than Macbeth, but greater", never a king himself, but the progenitor of a line of future kings. As early as 1852 Verdi was asked by Paris to revise his existing Macbeth in that city. Macbeth receives the guests and Lady Macbeth sings a brindisi (Si colmi il calice / "Fill up the cup"). However, Shakespeare deviates from Buchanan's depiction of Macbeth as a cruel, barbarous man, a … Banco, mistrusting the witches, is horrified to find that they have spoken the truth. Magic in Macbeth is used to show evil and darkness while the magic in The Tempest is far more natural and … He notes that it is not always the 1865 material which is better or more suited than that from 1847. Legend has it the play’s first performance (around 1606) was riddled with disaster. If the beans didn’t grow, it was because of a witch. In a manner of speaking, Macbeth was The Blair Witch Project of the 17th Century. After the rebirth of the Oración Seis, Macbeth referred to himself as Brain II.. The way magic is used and represented in these two plays is very different. The three witches in Macbeth manipulate the characters into disaster, and cast spells to destroy lives. The banquet ends abruptly with their hurried, frightened departure. [14], One final letter, this time in February to Escudier, relates to what Verdi saw as "the three roles in this opera, and there can only be three". So began a revision of the original version of 1847 over the winter of 1864/65. It is at this time that the idea of witches riding around on broomsticks (a common household implement in Elizabethan England) becomes popular. Three witches usher, stage manage and execute the tragedy of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, two innocents trapped in a Truman-esque reality which is both virtual and brutal. People accused of being witches tended to be old, poor, single women. The Tempest foils Macbeth, for it finds absolution in the transmutation of Prospero through the virtuous use of his cloak, staff, and most importantly, his rational mind. In recent times, the opera has appeared more frequently in the repertories of companies such as the Washington National Opera (2007) and the San Francisco Opera (Nov/Dec 2007) and in many other opera houses worldwide, but almost all productions stage the revised version in Italian. Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak. Scottish refugees stand near the English border (Chorus: Patria oppressa / "Down-trodden country"): In the distance lies Birnam Wood. 148/150, Performances of the first version up to 1863 on librettodopera.it, International Music Score Library Project, Aria Database: List of Arias in Macbeth (11), Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Shakespeare's Macbeth – A Tragedy in Steel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Macbeth_(opera)&oldid=991440441, Operas based on works by William Shakespeare, Articles with Italian-language sources (it), Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Prospero’s Magic . This holds true as much for the 'conventional' numbers....as for formal experiments like the Macbeth-Banquo duettino in act 1. In a letter to his publisher, Giulio Ricordi, asking for a copy of the score, Verdi stated that "I would like to lengthen several pieces to give the opera more character",[10] but he quickly realized that the proposed additions would not be sufficient and that an overhaul of the entire opera was required. It will have blood, they say. Disgusted at his cowardice, Lady Macbeth completes the crime, incriminating the sleeping guards by smearing them with Duncan's blood and planting on them Macbeth's dagger. Macbeth examines the nature of evil and the corruption of the human soul.In Macbeth evil is the opposite of humanity, the deviation from that which is natural for humankind, yet evil originates in the human heart.Supernatural and unnatural forces are the agents of human beings, not their instigators. In a duet, Macbeth and Banco muse that the first of the witches' prophecies has been fulfilled. The Macbeth (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmakbet; makˈbɛt]) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name.Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. A coven of witches objected to Shakespeare using real incantations, so they put a curse on the play. . Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Some portions of the original text are corrupted or missing from the published edition. It was a duty I should have fulfilled sooner if imperious circumstances had not prevented me. Rallying his troops he learns that Birnam Wood has indeed come to his castle. Macbeth is a powerful man of high estate, and though at times he questions the validity of the three witches and their prophecies, he ultimately accepts the potential of witchcraft and magic. Anyone who floated was then burnt at the stake. According to folklore, Macbeth was cursed from the beginning. Macduff arrives for an appointment with the King, while Banco stands guard, only for Macduff instead to discover the murder. Name: Macbeth Alias: Midnight, Brain II Age: 28 Classification: Human, Dark Mage, Guild Master of the Oración Seis Affiliation: Oración Seis Gender: Male Height: 175 cm (5'9") Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs.) The murderers attack and stab him to death, but his son escapes. Other magic beings, the fairies, appear in. [29] While he is not alone in raising the issue of the contrast between the 1847 version and that of 1865 ("the passage of 18 years was just too long to allow him to re-enter his original conception at every point"[30]), in the final analysis for musicologist Julian Budden, the disparity between the versions cannot be reconciled. The assassination is reported to Macbeth, but when he returns to the table the ghost of Banco is sitting in his place. Piave's text was based on a prose translation by Carlo Rusconi that had been published in Turin in 1838. They were people who had made a pact with the Devil in exchange for supernatural powers. This monolog is the essence of the play and its magic. In 2012, the Grand Théâtre de Genève presented a production of the opera under the direction of Christof Loy. / "Is this a dagger which I see before me? One of Queen Elizabeth’s courtiers, Sir Walter Ralegh, described witches as women controlled by the Devil. “Our premise is that Macbeth is Shakespeare’s supernatural horror thriller, and should be done as violently and amazingly as a modern supernatural horror movie,” wrote … Shakespeare wrote, especially to appeal to James – it has witches and is set in Scotland, where he was already king. He was particularly superstitious about witches and even wrote a book on the subject. The 1847 version, after it was first given on 14 March of that year in Florence, was successful and was performed all over Italy in some 21 locations (some repeated) One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force; namely the three witches. Witchcraft thus defined is an imaginative stereotype that has a long history and has constituted for many cultures a … The witches vanish, and messengers from the king appear naming Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth especially to appeal to James – it has witches and is set in Scotland, where he was already king. If she didn’t, she was innocent. Macbeth responds in anguish (Cielo! ACT II Act 2 Scene 4 line 4 Threescore and ten I can remember well, Within the volume of which time I have seen Hours dreadful and things strange, but this sore night Hath trifled former knowings. [16] Later performances in Paris fared no better. don’t walk under a ladder – they are bad luck because they are linked to gallows (the wooden frame for hanging people), say ‘Bless you’ when someone sneezes – this is to stop the Devil entering your body through your mouth, don’t spill salt – salt was very expensive in Elizabethan times, so spilling it was very bad luck, black cats are unlucky – they were associated with witches, if you can touch a condemned man, that’s good luck, losing your hair suddenly was a sign of bad luck to come. In Italian, the opera was given at La Scala in the autumn of 1865, but few if any others in Italy appear to have been presented. King James I became king in 1603. Carol Pratt. After the success of Attila in 1846, by which time the composer had become well established, Macbeth came before the great successes of 1851 to 1853 (Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata) which propelled him into universal fame. [7] In spite of disagreements and Verdi's need to constantly bully Piave into correcting his drafts (to the point where Maffei had a hand in re-writing some scenes of the libretto, especially the witches' chorus in Act 3 and the sleepwalking scene),[8][9] their version follows Shakespeare's play quite closely, but with some changes. It was legal to kill witches because of the Witchcraft Act passed in 1563, which set out steps to take against witches who used spirits to kill people. Initially, the reports from Escudier were favourable, but the first performance was poorly received by the critics, something which puzzled the composer: "I thought I had done quite well with it...it appears I was mistaken" he stated when he wrote to his Paris publisher, Escudier. I have had him in my hands from my earliest youth".[4]. Elizabethans thought fairies played tricks on innocent people – just as they do in the play. The witches, or the Weird Sisters, appear at the beginning of the play before the action moves to a military camp where King Duncan of Scotland hears news of generals and their success in battle. Macduff pursues and fights Macbeth who falls wounded. He is joined by Malcolm, the son of King Duncan, and the English army. Verdi to Ricordi, 11 April 1857, in Budden, p. 274: Maffei's contributions were "with the consent of Piave himself"), Verdi to Ricordi, 2 November 1864, in Phillips-Matz 1993, p. 476, Verdi to Escudier, 2 December 1864, in Phillips-Matz 1993, p. 479, Verdi to Piave, 20 December 1864, in Phillips-Matz 1993, p. 479/80, Verdi to Ricordi, 23 January 1865, in Phillips-Matz 1993, p. 481, Verdi to Escudier, 8 February 1865, in Phillips-Matz 1993, p. 482, Verdi to Escudier, 3 June 1865, in Budden, p.278. No wood has ever moved by magic power"). He wrote: "From, Verdi to Barezzi, 25 March 1847, in Werfel and Stefan, p. 122, Verdi to Piave, 4 September 1846, in Budden, p. 270. The King and the nobles arrive and Macbeth is emboldened to carry out the murder (Mi si affaccia un pugnal? [22], Today, Verdi's Macbeth receives many performances at opera houses all over the world. Macduff is determined to avenge the deaths of his wife and children at the hands of the tyrant (Ah, la paterna mano / "Ah, the paternal hand"). It’s clear from the start that Prospero is the powerful character in “The Tempest,” and that is because of his magic. It’s the essence of…everything. But Macbeth believed that the witches told fate, not just possibilities. Teller on his magical ‘Macbeth’ at Folger Theatre. Gilda Roberts) (1998), This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 02:05. Macbeth, on an elementary level, is a play about ambition, sorcery, treachery, murder, and revenge; it is a dark and somewhat ambiguous work, which is a seamless channel into the society and mood of England during its composition. (Come dal ciel precipita / "O, how the darkness falls from heaven"). The second tells him that he cannot be harmed by a man 'born of woman'. There are lots of ways to test for a witch. Macbeth ponders how close he is to the throne, and whether fate will crown him without his taking action, yet dreams of blood and treachery: while Banco ponders on whether the minions of Hell will sometimes reveal an honest truth in order to lead one to future damnation. Macbeth is then shown the ghost of Banco and his descendants, eight future Kings of Scotland, verifying the original prophecy. De Van, Gilles (trans. When Macbeth returns she urges him to take the opportunity to kill the King. As sources, Shakespeare's plays provided Verdi with lifelong inspiration: some, such as an adaption of King Lear (as Re Lear) were never realized, but he wrote his two final operas using Othello as the basis for Otello (1887) and The Merry Wives of Windsor as the basis for Falstaff (1893). "[32], This article is about the Verdi opera. If your cow was ill, it was easy to decide it had been cursed. "[28], Baldini's analysis of the structure of the score in relation to the drama (and the comparison between the two versions) is highly detailed and worthy of examination. He receives the news of the Queen's death with indifference. Eye Color: Black Hair Color: Black/White Status: Alive Powers and Abilities: Class: Attack Potency: Town level Speed: At least Hypersonic+ Lifting Strength: Unknown Striking Strength: Likely Class GJ Durability: Town level Stamina: Superhuman Range: Several Meters Intelligence: Gifted First Appearance: Voice Actor: He rouses the castle while Banco also bears witness to the fact of Duncan's murder. Glydebourne revived it in the 1950s but it was not until 1959 that it appeared on the Metropolitan Opera's roster for the first time and has often been performed there since then.[20]. The 1847 version was very successful and it was presented widely. Roger Parker) (1980). She is determined to propel Macbeth to the throne - by fair means or foul. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth especially to appeal to James – it has witches and is set in Scotland, where he was already king. The 1865 revision, produced in a French translation and with several additions, was first given on 19 April of that year. The witches hail Macbeth as Thane of Glamis (a title he already holds by inheritance), Thane of Cawdor, and king "hereafter." Although the Church eventually wins out, for years the two practices coexist, and Gruadh and others, although ostensibly Christian, also rely upon pagan magic—including divination, incantations, and prayer—to heal and protect themselves and to plan for the future. Summary. King James I became king in 1603. perform magic. Macbeth raves at the ghost and the horrified guests believe he has gone mad. The composer refused to attend the Paris performance, but provided directions via his publisher, others directly to Escudier. Similarly, the first presentations at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with Tito Gobbi (and then others in the title role) took place on 30 March 1960, with other productions presented in 1981 and 2002. [6] With Varesi under contract, Verdi could focus on the music for Macbeth. Other magic beings, the fairies, appear in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Groups of witches gather in a wood beside a battlefield, exchanging stories of the "evils" they have done. Verdi's librettist from years before, Francesco Maria Piave, was pressed into service to expand the opera and the composer exerted his usual pressures on him as he had done from their first collaboration: "No, no, my dear Piave, it won't do!" The victorious generals Macbeth and Banco enter. The new version was first performed on 21 April 1865 in a French translation by Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter and Alexandre Beaumont, although Verdi had asked for it to be done by Gilbert Duprez, the tenor-turned-teacher in whom he had great confidence and whom he knew from his performances in his first opera for Paris, Jérusalem in 1847. This affected people’s views on everything from religion to treating illnesses. Lady Macbeth manages to calm the situation once - and even mocks it by calling for a toast to the absent Banco (whose death is not yet public knowledge), only for the ghost to appear a second time and terrify Macbeth into insanity again. Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. [17] until the revised version appeared in 1865, at which time it was recorded that it was given only in Turin (1867), Vicenza (1869), Firenze (1870), and Milan (1874).[17]. 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