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Musical statues: Impressive singing in Ronconi’s static Semiramide in Florence

Rossini: Semiramide *** Opera di Firenze, Florence, 29th September 2016 The production photos look good. Italian director Luca Ronconi, who died last year, had an eye for a striking image. His 2011 production of Rossini’s Semiramide at Naples’ Teatro San Carlo, staged … Continue reading

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Queen of the Night thrown to the lions in Rome

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte *** Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, 27th March 2012 Here was Rome at its gladiatorial worst. In Britain – or should that be just London – the only booing you’re likely to hear will be aimed at a … Continue reading

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