Linda di Chamounix
A semi-serious opera in three acts, which debuted triumphantly in Vienna in 1842, followed by 16
Behind the seemingly trivial story of poor Linda, undermined in honor both by the loving insistence
of an old Marquis, and by the alleged betrayal of her betrothed Charles, hides the intention of
Donizetti to sensitize the elegant audience of the theatres of Vienna and Paris to the problems of
society of the early nineteenth century.
“O light of this soul”
… especially in the late afternoon, with the sun down towards sunset, when the light seems to absorb
everything, including the green and the flag.