Uneven and Careless

ItalyItaly Mozart, Rossini:  Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.  Chorus Master, Ciro Visco.  Conductor, Nicola Luisotti.  Erika Grimaldi (soprano) Varduhi Abrahamyan (mezzosoprano) Antonino Siracusa (tenor) Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).  Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome 10.01.2015 (JB)

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The Case for Dvořák

ItalyItaly DvořákOrchestra of Santa Cecilia.  Conductor, Juraj Valčuha.  Enrico Dindo (cello). Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome 28.11.2014 (JB)

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Rusalka  Denis Krief Svetla Vassileva(Rusalka)®C.M.Falsini-Teatro dell’Opera di Roma_

Dvořák, RusalkaChorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera, Rome.  Conductor, Elvind Gullberg Jensen;  Stage Director, Sets and Costumes, Denis Krief; Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani; Choreographer, Denys Ganio..

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Giovanni Verga’s Musicianship

ItalyItaly Florence.  Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana.   Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.  Chorus Master, Lorenzo Fratini.  Conductor, Giampaolo Bisanti.  Stage Director, Mario Pontiggia.  Sets and Costumes, Francesco Zito.  Lighting, Gianni Paolo Mirenda.  Opera di Firenze 23.10.2014 (JB)

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The Power of Alexander Ullman’s Pianism

ItalyItaly Alexander Ullman (piano) plays Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Debussy, Stravinsky and Liszt.  The UK Keyboard Charitable Trust in collaboration with The Pontino Festival at the Baronial Hall of Palazzo Caetani, Fondi.  24.07.2014 (JB)

Alex Ullman with Jack Buckley Photo courtesy of Christopher Axworthy.
Alex Ullman with Jack Buckley Photo courtesy of Christopher Axworthy.

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