« I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear. »
|Year of birth||1813|
|Year of death||1901|
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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Tobias Theorell; Royal Swedish Opera; Magdalena Aberg; Klas Hedlund; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
Dukas, Gabrieli, Bach, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Castro, Webb, Caldarella, Sanz, Bernstein
Orquesta de Extremadura; Thomas Clamor; Grupo de metales OEX/OJEX
Verdi, Puccini, Rossini
Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov
Marco Armiliato; Graham Vick; Zurich Opera; Paul Brown [Set]; Aleksandrs Antonenko; Maria Agresta
Daniel Oren; Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman; Théâtre du Capitole; Emmanuel Peduzzi; Alfred Kim; Tamara Wilson
Matthias Foremny; Dietrich Hilsdorf; Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Renate Schmitzer; Dario Solari; Mlada Khudoley
Asher Fisch; Eike Gramss; Bavarian State Opera; Gottfried Pilz; Ambrogio Maestri; Franco Vassallo
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Vienna stages an all-star new production of Verdi's classic, with sublime singing in Daniele Abbado's Spanish Civil War setting.
Jonathan Miller's production remains a work of brilliance, but poor conducting amongst other things keeps this revival from getting off the ground.
The 2013 Salzburg production of Damiano Michieletto's Falstaff finally arrives in Milan where the director sets the opera in “Casa Verdi”, the Milanese residence for elderly singers and musicians.
An outstanding Azucena and solid vocal and orchestral performances more than make up for David Bösch's unappealing staging.
The gambling tables and neon lights of Las Vegas might not be the images which immediately enter your head when you think of Verdi’s Rigoletto, but bold art is often created and progressed by the pushing of boundaries and by challenging audiences to reimagine the familiar.
In this staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, the director reminds us that the ominous epilogue springs from its short prelude.
Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.