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Ensemble

The Lady without the Lake

Rossini at La Scala,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

La Donna del Lago is one of the most interesting and least performed of Rossini's operas. It is interesting not only for its expanded melodies, tormented abandons, enthralling outbursts and singing which springs from direct reactions to emotions and events. One of the main reasons for its importance in music theatre history is that in 1819 the work anticipates Romanticism, in the description of nature and landscapes, in the special musical tint as well as in musical 'numbers' as long as an entire scene. Only two other Rossini operas contain such anticipations: Maometto Secondo (in its ill-fated Neapolitan version) and Guillaume Tell...

Copyright © 3 November 2011 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

LA SCALA

MILAN

ITALY

ROMANTICISM

SCOTLAND

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