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L'incantesimo

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Latvian National OperaRiga, LV-1050, Latvia
June 05, 14, August 29 at 19:00
Festival: Riga Opera Festival
Performers
Latvian National Opera
Jānis LiepiņšConductor
Aik KarapetianDirector
Aj WeissbardSet Designer
Kristīne PasternakaCostume Designer
Dana BramaneSopranoNeddaJun 05
Tatiana TrenoginaSopranoNeddaJun 14
Mihails ČuļpajevsTenorBeppeJun 05, 14
George OnianiTenorCanioJun 05
Sergey PolyakovTenorCanioJun 14
Valdis JansonsBaritoneSilvioJun 05, 14
Armands SiliņšBaritoneTonioJun 05

The creative team behind the Latvian National Opera’s internationally acclaimed staging of Fausthighlights the little-known one-act opera L’incantesimo by Italo Montemezzi and playwright Sem Benelli. This opera has most likely only been staged in Europe once, over 60 years ago in the Verona Arena in Italy. In this new production’s concept L’incantesimo, one of the last works of Italian melodic opera, interplays with Pagliacci, which is another excellent example of the verismo style of opera composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

“Disregarding that both works are written in a verismo style, and that the story is virtually the same – a love triangle, jealousy and treachery – they are written in different genres. The opera L’incantesimois a lyrical medieval fairytale where romance alternates with fantasies and allegories, whereas Pagliacci is realistic. To bring out both styles our creative team will create an opportunity for viewers to take a journey not only through different time periods, but also different worlds,“ explains the director of the new production, Aik Karapetian.

© Agnese Zeltiņa
© Agnese Zeltiņa
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