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Composer: Paisiello, Giovanni (1740-1816)

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Year of birth1740
Year of death1816
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Anna Bonitatibus in regal form as Semiramide

Anna Bonitatibus at Wigmore Hall © Minjaš Žugić
An exhilarating evening of rarities and novelty from Anna Bonitatibus.
****1
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A footloose staging of Paisiello's Don Chisciotte

© Paolo Conserva
The staging of Don Chisciotte by Giovanni Paisiello in the patio of a masseria was intended as fun and playful. But an overly modest staging disappoints.
**111
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Paisiello's La Grotta di Trofonio, fun and happy ending in Martina Franca

© Paolo Conserva
The revival of La Grotta di Trofonio is part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Paisiello's death, in co-production with Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
***11
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Paisiello's Zenobia in Palmira: a labour of love in Naples

Leonardo Cortellazzi (Aureliano) © Luciano Romano | Teatro di San Carlo
This was the first performance in modern times of Giovanni Paisiello’s Zenobia in Palmira and was enjoyed at the Teatro di Corte (Court Theatre) in the Royal Palace. 
***11
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Early Christmas with Enrico Onofri and Sinfonietta Riga

Problems of balance in the first half of Sinfonietta Riga's "European Christmas" concert are followed by excellent Kraus and Haydn in the second.
***11
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