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Composer: Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno (1876-1948)

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Year of birth1876
Year of death1948
NationalityItaly
Period20th century
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TurinLa Voix humaine/Il segreto di Susanna

Poulenc, Wolf-Ferrari
Diego Matheuz; Ludovic Lagarde; Teatro Regio di Torino; Antoine Vasseur; Fanny Brouste; Anna Caterina Antonacci

TokyoWolf-Ferrari, Strauss

Mozart, Wolf-Ferrari, Strauss R.
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Daniele Rustioni; Francesca Dego
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Situation comedy, Italian style

Nicola Said (Rosaura) © Clive Barda
A light and sassy comedy from Wolf-Ferrari showcases the latest crop of talent from the Guildhall in a stylish 1960s production from Yannis Thavoris with video by Dom Baker, directed by Stephen Barlow.
***11
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Solving mysteries: Il segreto di Susanna and Bluebeard

Joshua Rowe (Count Gil) and Naomi Hede (Countess Susanna) © Darren Williams Photography
Emerging artists to the fore as each of these two-handers engage us in differing exposés of puzzles, one comic, one tragic.
****1
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Opera Holland Park unearths a rare gem with I gioielli della Madonna

Natalya Romaniw as Maliella and Olafur Sigurdarson as Rafaele  ©  Alex Brenner
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is a bit of a strange fish: a recluse, a self-described mystic, and proud enough of his hybrid German-Italian identity that he appended his mother’s maiden name to his own at the age of nineteen.
****1
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Beethoven in Bonn: A legacy in good hands

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn  ©  Barbara Aumüller
Bonn is all about Beethoven. His image is everywhere – on one of the first statues built in Germany for a musician in 1845 in the main Munsterplatz by the cathedral, in the tourist office regalia, in directions to the house where he was born in 1770 (now a museum), in the month-long, annual Beethoven Festival, in the 2,000-seat Beethovenhalle, and, most especially, in the orchestra.
****1
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Susannas Geheimnis ein Genuss, kurz und bündig

Tatjana Miyus (Susanna) und Ivan Oreščanin (Gil) © Werner Kmetitsch | Oper Graz
Beim Auftakt der neuen Reihe „OpernKurzgenuss“ landete die Oper Graz mit Ermanno Wolf-Ferraris Einakter einen unterhaltsamen Volltreffer.
***11
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