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Articles by Renato Verga

Renato Verga
Renato Verga
Anna Maria Chiuri (Azucena) © Edoardo Piva | Teatro Regio Torino

In Turin's Trovatore, the women carry the day

By , 11 October 2018
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Nino Surguladze (Azucena) © Lucie Jansch

Robert Wilson's lunar Trouvère in Parma is the antithesis of grand opéra

By , 30 September 2018
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Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Cherubini's Ali Baba finally returns to La Scala in an Academy staging

By , 02 September 2018
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Francesca Boncompagni (Dafne) © Camilla Ricci

Dafne returns to Florence four centuries later

By , 26 June 2018
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Susanna) and Bruno Danjoux (Servant) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino

On the female condition: two 20th-century operas in Turin

By , 17 May 2018
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Il corsaro at the Teatro Municipale, Piacenza © Mirella Verile

A traditional Il corsaro revived in Piacenza

By , 07 May 2018
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Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 16 April 2018
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Ambrogio Maestri (Don Pasquale) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

By , 05 April 2018
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Saioa Hernández (La Gioconda) and Anna Maria Chiuri (Laura) © Rolando Paolo Guerzoni

La Gioconda in Modena: a popularly acclaimed, small-town grand opera

By , 27 March 2018
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Mauro Borgioni (Orfeo) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino

Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

By , 15 March 2018
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Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée) and Christiane Karg (Eurydice) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

By , 25 February 2018
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Christoph Pohl (Count Danilo) © Michele Crosera

La Fenice's superb new Widow is always Merry, even without sequins and ostrich feathers

By , 04 February 2018
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Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 22 January 2018
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Jorge de Léon (Calaf) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino

An enigmatic Turandot in Stefano Poda's dream staging at the Teatro Regio in Turin

By , 17 January 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Maddalena) and Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier) © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Andrea Chénier in Milan: tradition triumphs at La Scala's season opener

By , 08 December 2017
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Il borgomastro di Saardam © Gianfranco Rota

Il borgomastro di Saardam: Donizetti's opera buffa revived in Bergamo

By , 27 November 2017
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Carlos Álvarez (Falstaff) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 17 November 2017
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Laura Aikin (The Singer) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 15 November 2017
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Ekaterina Bakanova (Magda) © Michele Borzoni | Terraproject

La rondine: a flimsy work in pastel colours in Florence

By , 23 October 2017
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John Osborn (Fra Diavolo), Jean-Luc Ballestra (Giacomo) and Nicola Pamio (Beppo) © Yasuo Kageyama | Opera di Roma

Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

By , 15 October 2017
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