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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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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

BrnoAmilcare Ponchielli - La GiocondaNew production

Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Tomáš Pilař; Janáček Opera NTB; Zimula Sylva Hanáková

BerlinLa Gioconda

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

LondonPuccini Mass

Ponchielli, Verdi, Puccini
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

BarcelonaLa Gioconda

La Gioconda
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Guillermo García Calvo; Pier Luigi Pizzi; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Iréne Theorin; Anna Pirozzi
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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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.
***11
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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.
***11
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