From the Teatro Verdi, Busseto: "Il Corsaro" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Conductor: Carlo Montanaro - Stage director: Lamberto Puggelli. With Bruno Ribeiro (Corrado), Irina Lungu (Medora), Luca Salsi (Seid), Silvia Dalla Benetta (Gulnara). "Il Corsaro" was premiered in 1848 in Trieste. Verdi was at the beginning of his career and wrote opera by opera; many passages already indicate the following masterpieces. The work is based on the dramatic poem "The Corsair" by the English poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), who inspired many musicians particularly in the 19th Century.