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TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA: ELEKTRA

Beginning on 15 November, Richard Strauss will once again be protagonist on the stage of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with his Elektra.   It’s the Freudian representation on a female character who dies in the delirium of a Dionysian dance. Strauss’ masterpiece is the culmination of the composer’s expressionist period, where harmonic paroxysm and extreme chromaticism reach a sort of point of no return.   Set around the 1940s, an ideal period to give Sophocles’ immortal themes a tragic resonance through grey...

TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA: ROBERT WILSON DIRECTING MACBETH

The opera is gloomy, filled with ambition, evil, witches and conspiracies. Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth is returning on the stage of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna beginning 6 October 2015. The show, directed by Robert Wilson and conducted by Roberto Abbado, opened the 2013 Season, collecting audience and critics appreciation. The cast of singers is almost unvaried, except for the role of Lady Macbeth, interpreted by soprano Amarilli Nizza, and that of Macduff, performed by Lorenzo...

Royal Opera House Muscat: Turandot

Turandot, Giacomo Puccini's unfinished masterpiece, is the inaugural opera of ROHM 2015-2016 season. Performed in October 2011, the original production was commissioned from the famous Italian filmmaker and set designer Franco Zeffirelli. The opera will be performed once again by the prestigious Fondazione Arena di Verona and conducted by Andrea Battistoni. Perfomances on the 1st, the 3rd and the 4th of October 2015.   www.rohmuscat.org.om...

Ambrogio Maestri: Nabucco in Barcelona

Ambrogio Maestri will be interpreting the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco, opening on 7 October the 2015-2016 Season of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Maestri will also be singing during the performances of 10, 14, 17, 19 and 22 October. www.liceubarcelona.cat...

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE ACCORDING TO DAMIANO MICHIELETTO

This is a new debut for Damiano Michieletto, who is directing Mozart’s German masterpiece Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, beginning 20 October. He will be joined as usual by set designer Paolo Fantin, costume designer Carla Teti, and light designer Alessandro Carletti. “The Magic Flute – says Damiano Michieletto – is a great allegory of the forces fighting for control over mankind. Since the French Revolution a new idea of education has...