Monthly Archives: December 2014

BELLINI “I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI” at La Fenice Theater in Venice

BELLINI “I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI” Venice: La Fenice Opera House Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber Director: Arnaud Bernard Sets: Alessandro Camera Costumes: Maria Carla Ricotti   CAST Cappelio Rubén Amoretti Giulietta Jessica Pratt (14, 16, 18, 20) Mihaela Marcu (15, … Continue reading

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Richard Strauss’ ARIADNE AUF NAXOS at the Oper Frankfurt

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Richard Strauss 1864 – 1949 Opera in one act, with a scenic prelude Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal World premiere of 2nd edition: October 4th 1916, Royal Court Opera, Vienna Sung in German with German surtitles Duration: … Continue reading

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Carmen in Estonia

Carmen Georges Bizet’s opera to Henri Meilhac’s and Ludovic Halévy’s libretto, based on the eponymous novelette by Prosper Mérimée World premiere: March 3rd, 1875 at Parise Opéra Comique Premiere on May 26th, 2011 in the Estonian National Opera S, 10 … Continue reading

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Immersed in Ancient Times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.

Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no cellular phones ringing: what else can one wish for? Well, … Continue reading

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The contemporary opera “Mimi after Paris” in Zagreb

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 the Zagreb opening night of the contemporary opera Mimi shall take place. This free adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème is a co-production of the Parisian theatre Bouffes du Nord and the Croatian National Theatre … Continue reading

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La Traviata in Estonia

La traviata An opera by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play by Alexandre Dumas fils La dame aux camélias T, 8 January 2015 / 19:00 S, 18 January 2015 / 17:00 The timeless opera classics … Continue reading

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From the production of short theatrical plays to the design of sets, from painting to sculpture, and finally to the direction of operas… An exclusive interview with Director Eleonora Firenze.

Eleonora Firenze, undisputed talent and boundless energy, returned to prominence in recent days with the official presentation made at Palazzo Marino, Sala Franco Brigida, City of Milan, on November 24, 2014 of the show she directed, Stazioni di Transito, which … Continue reading

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Bellini’s LA SONNAMBULA in Frankfurt

LA SONNAMBULA Vincenzo Bellini 1801 – 1835   Melodrama in two acts Libretto by Felice Romani after the libretto by Eugène Scribe for the ballet La Somnambule ou L’Arrivée d’un nouveau Seigneur (1827) by Jean-Pierre Aumer First performed March 6th … Continue reading

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L’Elisir d’Amore in Marseille

L’Elisir d’Amore Gaetano Donizetti Saturday December 27th, 2014 > 8:00PM Wednesday December 31st, 2014 > 8:00PM Friday January 2nd, 2015 > 8:00PM Sunday January 4th, 2015 > 2:30PM Vice and virtue coexist happily throughout this bittersweet comedy, whose brilliant score … Continue reading

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Monteverdi’s L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA in Germany

L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (The Coronation of Poppea) Claudio Monteverdi 1567 – 1643 Opera in three acts with a prologue Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello First performed in 1642, in Venice Sung in Italian with German surtitles Duration: 3 1/2 hours … Continue reading

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