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

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ParmaLe Trouvère

Nino Surguladze (Azucena) © Lucie Jansch
Verdi: Il trovatore
Roberto Abbado; Robert Wilson; Teatro Regio di Parma; Julia von Leliwa; Franco Vassallo; Roberta Mantegna

ParmaAttila

Riccardo Zanellato (Attila) © Roberto Ricci
Verdi: Attila
Gianluigi Gelmetti; Andrea de Rosa; Teatro Regio di Parma; Aurelio Colombo; Alessandro Lai; Riccardo Zanellato; Maria José Siri
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A traditional Attila at the Verdi Festival in Parma

Riccardo Zanellato (Attila) © Roberto Ricci
Traditionally, Italy's most unforgiving loggionisti are reputed to reside at Parma's Teatro Regio. Thankfully for the cast, they appear to be a dying breed.
***11
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Wilson's lunar Trouvère the antithesis of grand opéra

Nino Surguladze (Azucena) © Lucie Jansch
When they asked Wilson to stage an opera by Verdi, the Texan director replied "I'll never do it!". Now he is at his fourth Verdi's production.
***11
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A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

Roberto de Candia (Falstaff) and Sonia Prina (Mistress Quickly) © Roberto Ricci
Not a particularly revealing Falstaff, but a pleasing performance though. Maybe one would have expected something of greater impact from a festival like this one, but that goal had already accomplished by Graham Vick with his Stiffelio the night before...
***11
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Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

Luciano Ganci (Stiffelio) © Roberto Ricci
Without recourse to virtual reality or hallucinogens, Vick has created a suggestive, vividly surreal world where one's reference points are lost to the wind.
*****
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