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Performer: Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

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RomeNotre-Dame de Paris

Jarre: Notre-Dame de Paris
Roland Petit; Ballo del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Louis Lohraseb; René Allio; Yves Saint-Laurent; Jean-Michel Désiré

RomeThe Rake's ProgressNew production

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Daniele Gatti; Graham Vick; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Chen Reiss; Juan Francisco Gatell; Markus Werba; Adriana di Paola

RomeOedipus Rex

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Daniele Gatti; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Brenden Gunnell; Violeta Urmana; Michele Pertusi; Andrea Mastroni

RomeLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Paolo Arrivabeni; Sofia Coppola; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Nathan Crowley; Valentino Garavani; Zuzana Marková; Albina Shagimuratova
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Verdi's Vêpres siciliennes opens the operatic season in Rome

Roberto Frontali (Montfort) and John Osborn (Henri) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Living in an environment influenced by French culture, Verdi saw the chance of breathing new life into the Italian opera through the grand-opéra. Les Vêpres siciliennes is his successful attempt.
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Demonic obsessions in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel in Rome

Alis Bianca (Madiel) and Ewa Vesin (Renata) in The Fiery Angel © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
In Emma Dante's staging we are viewing an allegory of death as painted in the medieval frescoes of Italian cemeteries.
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A minimalist reading of Orfeo ed Euridice in Rome

Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Euridice) © Fabrizio Sansoni
Robert Carsen's minimalist modern reading of Gluck's masterpiece is a pure distillation of opera (and life) and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
****1
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A great cast for Anna Bolena in Rome

Maria Agresta (Anna Bolena) © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma

Riccardo Frizza conducts a complete version of Donizetti’s masterpiece, with the debuts of Maria Agresta in the title role, Carmela Remigio as Giovanna Seymour and René Barbera as Percy. 

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An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Graham Vick stages his Marriage of Figaro in todays vulgarity, but he is not fully convincing.
***11
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