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Darkness to Light

GIUSEPPE PENNISI visits the Ravenna Festival

 

Who remembers William Inge's play The Dark at the Top of the Stairs? In the sixties it was a major box office hit both on Broadway and in the West End, and its movie transposition was very successful in several countries. In Italy, even though so many years have gone by since its first release, it is occasionally back on late night TV programs. The 2010 Ravenna Festival has an elegant 150 page large-format catalogue called, in Latin, Ex Tenebris ad Lucem ('From darkness to light') which is just the opposite of Inge's title and message.

Many Music & Vision readers may ask where Ravenna is, and what is the role of its Festival on the European scene...

Copyright © 21 June 2010 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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RAVENNA

RICCARDO MUTI

ITALY

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI

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