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Work: Il viaggio a Reims

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichIl viaggio a Reims

© Monika Rittershaus
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Riccardo Minasi; Christoph Marthaler; Zurich Opera; Anna Viebrock; Serena Farnocchia; Aleksandra Olczyk
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Mellifluous frivolity in OA's production of Il viaggio a Reims

Sian Sharp (Marchesa Melibea) and Shanul Sharma (Conte di Libenskof) © Prudence Upton
Rossini's opera is all about art and art lovers in this production by Damiano Michieletto.
***11
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Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
The Deutsche Oper's production of Rossini's sparkling occasion piece is big on gags but short on stardust.
***11
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A simply staged Rossinian rarity in Barcelona

Il viaggio a Reims at the Liceu © A. Bofill
Emilio Sagi’s brightly lit but simplistic staging of Il viaggio a Reims moves the action from northern France to a sunny spa hotel in warmer climes.
***11
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Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Viaggio lands in Rome

© Clärchen & Matthias Baus | Dutch National Opera (2015)
Lord Sidney's contemplation of the insanity of the world seems to be the impetus for this delirious production. So endless is its stream of gags that to attend this show is to be left feeling exhausted.
****1
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Tics and tricks à la Marthaler

Theatre director Christoph Marthaler is renowned – if notorious – for his “off the wall” productions and adherence to bad boy antics. This Viaggio was no exception.
***11
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