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

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Svoboda’s “Traviata of the Mirrors” returns to Macerata

Salome Jicia (Violetta Valéry) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Svoboda’s mirrors continue to provoke interesting considerations. Titled above the stage, they project a birds-eye-view of the action to the audience, making voyeurs of us all.
****1
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L'elisir d'amore finds an ideal setting at Macerata

Alex Esposito (Dulcamara) © Alfredo Tabocchini
With unbridled imagination, Michieletto fills this usually-problematic space with a wealth of racy detail.
*****
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Vick's new Magic Flute opens the Macerata festival

Guido Loconsolo (Papageno) and Valentina Mastrangelo (Pamina) © Alfredo Tabocchini
The Magic Flute's roots in popular theatre come through most strongly throughout Vick's production, which sparkles with a wealth of witty detail. But treatment of the work's socio-political undercurrents doesn't work nearly as well.
***11
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Bel canto bliss: Norma at the Macerata Opera Festival

The chorus of Druids © Alfredo Tabocchini | Macerata Opera Festival
For such a young conductor of unassuming stature, Gamba exudes surprising authority, bringing off players with a swipe and reaching out far from the pit to coordinate distant chorus members.
***11
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Macerata's gloomy Otello

Roberto Frontali (Iago) © Alfredo Tabocchini | Macerata Opera Festival
Roberto Frontali is a stern, chillingly immobile Iago, armed with a brassy voice and a cleanness of diction that sees him carve Boito's text with surgical precision.
****1
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