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Rigoletto

I must confess, that one of the main reasons I so wanted to see this production of Rigoletto at the Teatro alla Scala was to hear and see the legendar...
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La Bohème

Staging an opera that is set in Paris during a cold winter around 1830 at an Italian open-air festival in midsummer is definitely not an easy task. An...
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La favorite

The Teatro Massimo’s new production of Donizetti’s La Favorite revives the tradition of Bel Canto in all its magnificence. Performed in Paris for the ...
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La Bohème

There are many reasons why Puccini’s La Bohème is one of the favourite opera of every theatre in the world: the perfect balance of tragedy and comedy,...
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Rigoletto

The controversial Victor Hugo's play, Le roi s'amuse, offered Verdi the opportunity to break with the Italian operatic tradition of closed forms (reci...
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Orlando Furioso

The titular character of Ariosto’s poem is the Roland of the French and English mediaeval romances. The Italian poet’s sixteenth century epic unfolds ...
Guillaume Tell Teatro Massimo, Palermo© rosellina garbo_0
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Guillaume Tell

The opening night of a new season at the Teatro Massimo is always an event for the entire city of Palermo, and this year is also its first great event...
Un ballo in maschera, La Fenice Photo Michele Crosera
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Un Ballo In Maschera

Verdi’s opera had a tumultuous fate: Somma’s libretto after Scribe’s Gustave III was censored by the Naples authorities...
Simon Boccanegra Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli)
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Simon Boccanegra

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to experience Italian opera in a traditional setting and hear Simon Bocaneggra twice in a week with different cast