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Composer: Battistelli, Giorgio (b. 1953)

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Year of birth1953
NationalityItaly
Period20th century
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Battistelli's CO₂ at La Scala: a challenging truth

Jennifer Johnston as Gaia © Teatro alla Scala
The auditorium's lights flared up, drawing a blinking audience back into the room. The fourth wall was well and truly broken, and each of us was given no option but to acknowledge our responsibility for the planet.
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Words and Music with the SCO

©  Ken Dundas
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s concerts in St Andrews are usually full-house events in the University’s Younger Hall, with recent repertoire covering Mozart piano concertos and Haydn symphonies at some length. This evening’s programme promised something quite different: four works celebrating ‘words and music’, as part of the StAnza poetry festival.
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