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

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BolognaTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Aziz Shokhakimov; Daniele Abbado; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Luigi Perego; Jolana Fogašová; Elena Rossi

BolognaLa bohèmeNew Production

Puccini: La bohème
Michele Mariotti; Graham Vick; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Richard Hudson; Mariangela Sicilia; Alessandra Marianelli

BolognaDialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites
Jérémie Rhorer; Olivier Py; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Pierre-André Weitz; Nicolas Cavallier; Stanislas de Barbeyrac

BolognaSimon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Andriy Yurkevych; Giorgio Gallione; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Guido Fiorato; Dario Solari; Stefano Meo

BolognaI Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and The Montagues)

Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and The Montagues)
Matteo Pagliari; Silvia Paoli; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Andrea Belli; Giuliana Giannino; Aurora Faggioli; Christina Campsall

BolognaDon Carlo

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

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

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.
***11
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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 
****1
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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. 
****1
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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.
****1
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