From the Teatro Regio di Parma: "I Lombardi alla prima crociata" (The Lombards on the First Crusade) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Conductor: Daniele Callegari - Stage director: Lamberto Puggelli. With Roberto De Biasio (Arvino), Michele Pertusi (Pagano), Cristina Giannelli (Viclinda), Dimitra Theodossiou (Giselda), Roberto Tagliavini (Pirro). Verdi's fourth opera, premiered in 1843 at La Scala Milan, was created after the great success of "Nabucco". Set in the context of the Crusades at the end of the 11th Century, the work is about the rivalry between the brothers Arvino and Pagano for the hand of Arvino's wife Viclinda.