Notes & Reviews:
Double CD edition is based on Donizetti's original score, a score that was drastically changed by the censors of the day, especially in terms of the lyrics. Subsequently, the rival political parties of the Ghibellines and Guelphs were not mentioned by name. The opera's theme is Imelda and Bonifacio's Romeo & Juliet love story, which ends in the death of the two lovers. Nuova Era.