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Composer: Ponchielli, Amilcare (1834-1886)

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Year of birth1834
Year of death1886
NationalityItaly
PeriodRomantic
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BerlinLa Gioconda

© Bernd Uhlig
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Pinchas Steinberg; Filippo Sanjust; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Hui He; Judit Kutasi; Nicolas Testé

BudapestNew Year at the Erkel

New Year at the Erkel
Gyöngyösi, Ponchielli, Lelkes, Beethoven
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Zsolt Hamar; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser; Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz; Tibor Szappanos

GrazThe Clarinotts: Hommage an Ernst Ottensamer

The Clarinotts: Hommage an Ernst Ottensamer
Mozart, Ponchielli, Poulenc, Kovacs, Shaw
Daniel Ottensamer; Andreas Ottensamer; Christoph Traxler

BudapestLa GiocondaNew production

La Gioconda
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Gergely Kesselyák; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Gergely Zöldy; Csilla Boross; Eszter Sümegi

LondonPuccini Mass

Ponchielli, Verdi, Puccini
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey
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La Gioconda in Modena

Saioa Hernández (La Gioconda) and Anna Maria Chiuri (Laura) © Rolando Paolo Guerzoni
Every time Ponchielli’s La Gioconda is staged its popular fortune is renewed, but the diffidence of the musicography also remains unchanged.
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Le Trio Venturis promis à un brillant avenir

© Michel DURAND | A.D.M.C.
Le Trio Venturis composé de jeunes solistes issus du Conservatoire d'Amsterdam et récemment primé en France lors du Concours International de Musique de Chambre d'Illzach a confirmé ses belles qualités lors d'un récital proposé à Laren, aux Pays-Bas.
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BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

Nadine Koutcher claiming the BBC Cardiff Singer crown © Brian Tarr
Cardiff Castle hosted an entertaining bout of medieval jousting yesterday afternoon, but in the evening all eyes and ears turned to the vocal jousting in St David’s Hall.

Deutsche Oper: La Gioconda

© Bettina Stoess
Pop culture baggage and a notorious story aside, La Gioconda at the Deutsche Oper amuses and intrigues.
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Drama at Joseph Calleja's concert in Dublin

Joseph Calleja  ©  Decca / Mathias Bothor
There was more than a little drama at Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja’s sold-out concert recital in Dublin’s National Concert Hall this evening. He was joined by Irish soprano Claudia Boyle and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Proinnsías Ó Duinn.
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