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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
Turandot Torre del Lago Puccini Festival 2017
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All’alba vincero! Vincero! Vincero! After these last words of Puccinis world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” you could hear the sound of 3000 people on their feet ...
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The excellence of Macbeth is in how indelibly it marks the tragic course of the evil inherent in the human soul, of the inexorable progress flowing fr...