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Work: La Wally

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ComposerCatalani, Alfredo (1854-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Year1892
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Into thin air: La Wally and Everest

Two mountain-themed operas were performed recently in Dallas, including the much-anticipated world première of Joby Talbot's Everest. 
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Catalani's La Wally - a hard hitting verismo gem

Alfredo Catalani's La Wally is the last of three rarely performed Italian operas from the late 19th century verismo period to feature in Opera Holland Park's 2011 season. Catalani belongs to group of composers whose place in the modern repertoire suffers from the problem of "not being Puccini," the more poignantly since he was born in Puccini's home town of Lucca.
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La Wally: Tirol mit Horn und Harfe

Kari Postma (Wally) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Just an Arturo Toscaninis 150. Geburtstag fand die Volksopernpremiere von Alfredo Catalani 1892 uraufgeführter Oper La Wally statt. Das ist ein interessanter Zufall, denn Toscanini war von dieser Oper so angetan, dass er seine ersten beiden Kinder nach zwei ihrer Partien nannte – Walter und Wally. Für Gustav Mahler war La Wally überhaupt „die beste italienische Oper“.
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La Wally au Grand Théâtre de Genève

La Wally au Grand Théâtre de Genève, à l’ombre des Alpes qui tissent la toile de fond.
***11
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