Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Bologna, Italy

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Teatro Comunale
May 2017
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BolognaPeter Grimes

Britten: Peter Grimes
Juraj Valčuha; Cesare Lievi; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Csaba Antal; Marina Luxardo; Ian Storey; Charlotte-Anne Shipley

BolognaLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Michele Mariotti; Lorenzo Mariani; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Maurizio Balo; Silvia Aymonino; Markus Werba; Simone Alberghini

BolognaLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Hirofumi Yoshida; Alfonso Antoniozzi; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Paolo Giacchero; Claudia Pernigotti; Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Coro di Teatro Comunale di Bologna


Verdi: Aida
Frédéric Chaslin; Francesco Micheli; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Edoardo Sanchi; Silvia Aymonino; Véronica Simeoni; Cristina Melis


Puccini: Tosca
Aziz Shokhakimov; Daniele Abbado; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Luigi Perego; Jolana Fogašová; Elena Rossi
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Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

One wonders why Emma Dante's concept, which explores the plight of women crushed by romantic catastrophes, is not done more often.
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Rossini's Turk given in memory of Alberto Zedda

In Livermore's staging the scheme becomes meta-cinematographic: the poet Prosdocimus here has Marcello Mastroianni's features in Fellini's film 8 ½.
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Werther's middle-class dream in Bologna

Juan Diego Flórez plays the role for the first time on stage and it's a vocal triumph 
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Elektra in Bologna

A pure and intense evening of music, which deserved the warm ovation of the audience at the end of the execution. 
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Macbeth according to Robert Wilson

Thanks to Wilson, to an orchestra in great shape, and to an excellent cast, this production was a success. Everybody did his best in the orchestra and in the chorus, without disregarding the soring passages of the score.
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