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Composer: Catalani, Alfredo (1854-1893)

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Year of birth1854
Year of death1893
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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LondonAnna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov

© Kirk Edwards
Verdi, Strauss R., Sorozábal, Berlioz, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ponchielli, Catalani, Giordano
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra; Jader Bignamini; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov

MadridSonya Yoncheva

Sonya Yoncheva
Catalani, Leoncavallo, Martucci, Puccini, Tosti, Verdi
Sonya Yoncheva; Antoine Palloc

ParisVerdi

Catalani, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Martucci, Giordano, Verdi
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini; Riccardo Muti
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Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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Muti and DiDonato introduce Italian rarities to Chicago

Joyce DiDonato and Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Joyce DiDonato made her Chicago Symphony debut in a rarely heard song cycle of Giuseppe Martucci, while more familiar territory was to be found in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
***11
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Omo Bello’s sweet songs of love

Lustrous-voiced soprano Omo Bello and pianist Clément Mao-Takacs delight their Amsterdam audience with a tasteful programme of Italian songs. 
***11
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Into thin air: La Wally and Everest

Andrew Bidlack (Rob Hall) © Karen Almond | Dallas Opera
Two mountain-themed operas were performed recently in Dallas, including the much-anticipated world première of Joby Talbot's Everest. 
***11
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Angela Gheorghiu at the Kennedy Center

Cosmin Cogu
Ever since I saw Angela Gheorghiu in the title role of Barbara Willis Sweete’s brilliant opera film Romeo and Juliette, this soprano has been on my must-see-no-matter-what list. However, seeing Gheorghiu live is much easier said than done.
****1
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