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Venue: Teatro Comunale, Bologna

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AddressLargo Respighi 1
40126 Bologna
Emilia-Romagna
Italy
Google maps44° 29' 47.230" N 11° 21' 0.468" E
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BolognaMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pinchas Steinberg; Damiano Michieletto; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Karah Son; Svetlana Kasyan

BolognaLucrezia BorgiaWorld premiere

Various: Lucrezia Borgia
Giuliano Peparini; Eleonora Abbagnato; Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

BolognaLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Yi-Chen Lin; Emma Dante; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Carmine Maringola; Vanessa Sannino; Antonino Siragusa; Anibal Mancini

BolognaL'elisir d'amoreNew production

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Jonathan Brandani; Pablo Maritano; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Serena Rocco; Lorena Marin; Maria Rita Combattelli; Beatriz de Sousa Chaveiro

BolognaLuisa Miller

Verdi: Luisa Miller
Ido Arad; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Gregory Kunde; Franco Vassallo; Myrtò Papatanasiu; Riccardo Zanellato

BolognaLa creazione

Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; TBC; Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli; John Bellemer; Nahuel Di Pierro; Coro di Teatro Comunale di Bologna

BolognaAdriana LecouvreurNew production

Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Asher Fisch; Rosetta Cucchi; Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Tiziano Santi; Claudia Pernigotti; Kristine Opolais; Véronica Simeoni

BolognaGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Yvette Chauviré; Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company; David Coleman; Alexandre Benois
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Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

Alessandra Marianelli (Mimì) and Matteo Lippi (Rodolfo) © Rocco Casaluci
Vick enjoys working with young singers, and in with the young second cast he is spoiled.
*****
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Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk

Ian Storey (Peter Grimes) © Rocco Casaluci
The Comunale had teamed up with Bologna's basketball team Virtus to create a 50%-off ticket deal aimed at drawing new audiences. The subject matter of this opera might not seem the most immediately accessible, but this was playing to capture the imaginations of opera newbies.
****1
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Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elle) © Rosso Casaluci
One wonders why Emma Dante's concept, which explores the plight of women crushed by romantic catastrophes, is not done more often.
*****
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Rossini's Turk given in memory of Alberto Zedda

Hasmik Torosyan (Fiorilla) and Simone Alberghini (Selim) © Rocco Casaluci
In Livermore's staging the scheme becomes meta-cinematographic: the poet Prosdocimus here has Marcello Mastroianni's features in Fellini's film 8 ½.
***11
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Werther's middle-class dream in Bologna

Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Isabel Leonard (Charlotte) © Rocco Casaluci
Juan Diego Flórez plays the role for the first time on stage and it's a vocal triumph 
****1
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Elektra in Bologna

A pure and intense evening of music, which deserved the warm ovation of the audience at the end of the execution. 
****1
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Macbeth according to Robert Wilson

Thanks to Wilson, to an orchestra in great shape, and to an excellent cast, this production was a success. Everybody did his best in the orchestra and in the chorus, without disregarding the soring passages of the score.
****1
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