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

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RomeHandel Semele

Handel Semele
Handel: Semele
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Thomas Guthrie; Louise Alder; Lucile Richardot; Gianluca Buratto; Hugo Hymas

RomeBeethoven Fifth Symphony and Tchaikovsky 1st piano concerto

© photo by Giorgia Aloisio
Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
Roma Tre Orchestra; Yoram David; Ilia Kim

RomeTon Koopman conducts Mozart

Mozart
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Ton Koopman; Francesca Aspromonte; Tilman Lichdi; Luca Tittoto; Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

RomeDie Lustige Witwe (La vedova allegra)New production

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Constantin Trinks; Damiano Michieletto; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Anthony Michaels-Moore; Nadja Mchantaf

RomeAntonio Pappano conducts Bruckner

Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Sir Antonio Pappano

RomeDaniele Gatti conducts Brahms

Brahms
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Daniele Gatti; Yefim Bronfman
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A minimalist reading of Orfeo ed Euridice in Rome

Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Euridice) © Fabrizio Sansoni
Robert Carsen's minimalist modern reading of Gluck's masterpiece is a pure distillation of opera (and life) and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
****1
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Cullberg Ballet's Protagonist: a mixed bag of intrigue and cliché

Cullberg Ballet rehearsing Protagonist © Courtesy of Fondazione Musica per Roma
The prestigious swedish company takes the Equilibrio Festival of nordic performing arts to an interesting close, making its italian comeback with an introspective work by Jefta Van Dinther.
***11
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A great cast for Anna Bolena in Rome

Maria Agresta (Anna Bolena) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma

Riccardo Frizza conducts a complete version of Donizetti’s masterpiece, with the debuts of Maria Agresta in the title role, Carmela Remigio as Giovanna Seymour and René Barbera as Percy. 

****1
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An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Graham Vick stages his Marriage of Figaro in todays vulgarity, but he is not fully convincing.
***11
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An eye-popping Tosca in Rome

Svetlana Kasyan (Tosca) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Alessandro Talevi's gorgeous staging recreates Tosca as it might have been seen at its 1900 première. 
****1
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Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag in Rome

Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Pippo Delbono, an advocate of experimental theatre, tests the audience's patience at Opera di Roma, masking some enjoyable musical performances.
**111
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