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BolognaDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Michele Mariotti; Henning Brockhaus; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Nicola Rubertelli; Dmitry Belosselskiy; Roberto Aronica

BolognaLa Fille du régiment

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Yves Abel; Emilio Sagi; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Julio Galan; Hasmik Torosyan; Larissa Alice Wissel

BolognaDon GiovanniNew Production

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Michele Mariotti; Jean-François Sivadier; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Alexandre de Dardel; Virginie Gervaise; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Alessandro Luongo
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Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

Alessandra Marianelli (Mimì) and Matteo Lippi (Rodolfo) © Rocco Casaluci
Vick enjoys working with young singers, and in with the young second cast he is spoiled.
*****
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Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk

Ian Storey (Peter Grimes) © Rocco Casaluci
The Comunale had teamed up with Bologna's basketball team Virtus to create a 50%-off ticket deal aimed at drawing new audiences. The subject matter of this opera might not seem the most immediately accessible, but this was playing to capture the imaginations of opera newbies.
****1
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Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elle) © Rosso Casaluci
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

Hasmik Torosyan (Fiorilla) and Simone Alberghini (Selim) © Rocco Casaluci
In Livermore's staging the scheme becomes meta-cinematographic: the poet Prosdocimus here has Marcello Mastroianni's features in Fellini's film 8 ½.
***11
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Werther's middle-class dream in Bologna

Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Isabel Leonard (Charlotte) © Rocco Casaluci
Juan Diego Flórez plays the role for the first time on stage and it's a vocal triumph 
****1
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Elektra in Bologna

Elena Nebera (Elektra) © Rocco Casaluci
A pure and intense evening of music, which deserved the warm ovation of the audience at the end of the execution. 
****1
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