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Manlio Benzi in Giordano: Marcella

Giordano: Marcella

2007 NR

Maestro Manlio Benzi conducts the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia in this 2007 production of "Marcella," which finds a penniless girl (Serena Daolio) falling in love with a painter (Danilo Formaggia) and later discovering that her lover is not a pauper but a prince in disguise. The score and parts of composer Umberto Giordano's opera were destroyed during World War II and had to be re-created from his manuscript.