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Charlotte Corday is an opera in three acts by Lorenzo Ferrero to an Italian-language libretto by Giuseppe Di Leva, written on commission from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma for the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution which was commemorated in 1989. The fundamental theme of the opera is the individual terrorist action committed by anyone who believes that he or she is eliminating an evil by eliminating a person, in most cases the wrong person. The work describes three encounters of the Girondin sympathizer Charlotte Corday with Jean-Paul Marat, leading figure of the radical Jacobin faction, two attempts and finally the assassination itself. [ - ]
- Charlotte Corday is an opera in three acts by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero to a libretto by Giuseppe Di Leva. The fundamental theme here is the individual terrorist action committed by anyone who believes that he/she is eliminating an evil by eliminating a person, in most cases the wrong person. Jean-Paul Marat was for two short months the leading figure of the Jacobin faction and one of the three most important men in France at the time of the French Revolution, alongside Danton and Robespierre. He was stabbed to death by the Girondin sympathizer Charlotte Corday. The opera was premiered at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma on February 21, 1989 under the baton of Roberto Abbado.