GIUSEPPE PENNISI was at
the Italian première of
Bohuslav Martinu's Greek Passion
The Teatro Massimo of Palermo is one of the most innovative opera houses in Italy. It deserves, no doubt, to be visited by anyone going to Sicily; for opera-goers, it is simply 'a must'. Just a few weeks ago, I reviewed the world première of Marco Tutino's Senso, commissioned by the Teatro Massimo in co-production with a number of major European Opera Houses. Your reviewer was back in Palermo on 29 April 2011 for another première: Bohuslav Martinu's The Greek Passion. This is not a world première but the first staging in Italy of a rarely performed opera of the twentieth century which the author had barely completed before his death...
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