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Verdi was a great admirer of Shakespeare, and would significantly contribute to the canonization of the Elizabethan writer in nineteenth-century Italy with his Macbeth in 1847, Otello in 1887, and Falstaff in 1...
L’incoronazione di Poppea Hampstead Garden Opera 0
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L’incoronazione di Poppea

In commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth, this exceptional staging of L’incoronazione di Poppea brings to life the heated, sensual, and stimulating drama of Poppea’s coronation. Tr...

Translating Sicilian Dialect Theatre

Inspired by the recent production of Tarantella, written, directed and produced by Elizabeth Bowe and staged at the Omnibus Theatre on Friday 2nd September 2016.   As a theatre translator and special...
Luca Zingaretti La Lighea at British Museum
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La Lighea

The special event ‘Sicilian Splendour’ at the British Museum opened its doors to an evening devoted to Sicily’s culture. Scattered around the museum were various events related to many idiosyncratic tradi...
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Despite not being Verdi’s first opera, Nabucco was the first work to place the composer at the very heart of the Italian — and later international — operatic stage. Composed in 1842, the famous ‘Va pens...
Review English National Opera Madam Butterfly
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Madam Butterfly

After much acclaim, the late Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly returns to the ENO for its sixth revival: revived by Sarah Tripple, conducted by Richard Armstrong, and co-produced w...