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Work: Zazà

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ComposerLeoncavallo, Ruggero (1857-1919)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Don't divas always die? Zazà at Theater an der Wien

Nikolai Schukoff (Milio Dufresne) and Svetlana Aksenova (Zazà) © Monika Rittershaus
Leoncavallo's opera is a rare example of a tragic, verismo opera where not a soul dies... neither by natural causes nor foul play.  
***11
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Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

Anne Sophie Duprels (Zazà), Joel Montero (Milio) © Robert Workman
A convincing outing for Leoncavallo's rarely performed tale of adultery, populated by characters who are flesh and blood and are immediately recognisable today.
****1
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Zazà: another successful Opera Rara excavation

In spite of the not insignificant problems, Opera Rara are utterly convincing that Leoncavallo's Zazà is a work that should be seen and heard more often.
****1
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