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

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RomeNotre-Dame de Paris

Jarre: Notre-Dame de Paris
Roland Petit; Ballo del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Louis Lohraseb; René Allio; Yves Saint-Laurent; Jean-Michel Désiré

RomeThe Rake's ProgressNew production

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Daniele Gatti; Graham Vick; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Chen Reiss; Juan Francisco Gatell; Markus Werba; Adriana di Paola

RomeOedipus Rex

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Daniele Gatti; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Brenden Gunnell; Violeta Urmana; Michele Pertusi; Andrea Mastroni

RomeLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Paolo Arrivabeni; Sofia Coppola; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Nathan Crowley; Valentino Garavani; Zuzana Marková; Albina Shagimuratova
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Verdi's Vêpres siciliennes opens the operatic season in Rome

Roberto Frontali (Montfort) and John Osborn (Henri) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Living in an environment influenced by French culture, Verdi saw the chance of breathing new life into the Italian opera through the grand-opéra. Les Vêpres siciliennes is his successful attempt.
****1
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Demonic obsessions in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel in Rome

Alis Bianca (Madiel) and Ewa Vesin (Renata) in The Fiery Angel © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
In Emma Dante's staging we are viewing an allegory of death as painted in the medieval frescoes of Italian cemeteries.
****1
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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. 

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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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