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Guide to Live Classical Music, Concerts and Opera in Italy

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RomeThe Great Russia: Tchaikovsky string serenade and Shostakovich 14

The Great Russia: Tchaikovsky string serenade and Shostakovich 14
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Roma Tre Orchestra; Will Humburg; Ines Krome; Tobias Schabel

RomeMessian: Quartet for the End of Time

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble

RomeKempff and Schubert: a tradition of pianist-composer

Kempff, Schubert
Giovanni Auletta; Giuseppe Auletta

RavelloHaydn String Quartets XIII/23

Haydn String Quartets XIII/23
Haydn
Hadimova string quartet

RavelloLuca Mennella piano recital

Luca Mennella piano recital
Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt
Luca Mennella, Piano

RavelloRussian Piano Masters

Russian Piano Masters
Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Mussorgsky
Fabrizio Romano, Piano
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Young Mozart returns to Venice: Il sogno di Scipione

Il sogno di Scipione © Michele Crosera
Three sopranos and three tenors express a catalogue of "affections" in musical numbers full of coloratura and virtuosic effects that are already 100% Mozart despite the young age of the composer.
****1
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Elegance and finesse: Marianne Crebassa in recital at La Scala

Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler | Warner Classics
The performance of the young French mezzo-soprano was admired more for its correctness than for its seductiveness.
***11
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Crystal-like dismay in Preljocaj's Winterreise for La Scala

S. Ballone, M. Agostino, C. Fiandra and A. Riso in La Scala Ballet's Winterreise © Brescia e Amisano
The long-awaited first creation of the Franco-Albanian choreographer for La Scala Ballet Company inexplicably fails to resonate emotionally with Schubert's masterpiece.
**111
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Kàt’a Kabanova takes flight in Naples

Káťa Kabanová © Luciano Romano
A terrific staging of Janáček's opera is successfully revived at the Teatro di San Carlo.
*****
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Saoia Hernández wins La Scala hearts in Attila

Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano
Outstanding vocal and orchestral performances light up La Scala's season opener, matched to a conservative but visually arresting staging from Davide Livermore.
****1
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A metatheatrical take on Enrico di Borgogna in Bergamo

Anna Bonitatibus (Enrico) © Gianfranco Rota
A clever production enlivens a rare, early opera at the Donizetti Opera Festival. A fantastic cast and a great period orchestra seal a resounding success under the lead of Alessandro De Marchi.
*****
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