Verdi’s 210th birthday is celebrated in Parma with the aim of saving ‘Villa Verdi’

ItalyItaly Gala Verdiano: Eleonora Buratto (soprano), Clémentine Margaine (mezzo-soprano), Gregory Kunde (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass), Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma (Chorus master: Martino Faggiani), Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Broadcast live on OperaVision from Teatro Regio di Parma, 10.10.2023 and available until 10.4.2024. (JPr)

Gregory Kunde and Eleonora Buratto © Roberto Ricci

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Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance

After the success of his debut as Conte di Luna in Il trovatore and his missed debuts (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) as Roberto Devereux at Teatro Massimo Palermo and as Nabucco at Erfurt DomStufen-Festspiele, and also his awaited return to Nice Opera House for Lucia di Lammermoor, Italian baritone Federico Longhi returns on the stage with one of most significative role of his repertoire, Rigoletto, in an extraordinary context, the Music Parc of Parma, in front of the Paganini Auditorium, home of the Philarmonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini.

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