A Special Place
GIUSEPPE PENNISI was in Ravenna
for the revival of a successful production
of Handel's 'Rinaldo'
In times of financial stringency, it pays to play it safely and to be, at the same time, original. Three theatres in Central Italy (Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Ferrara) have revived a production of Handel's Rinaldo which, originally presented in 1985, has travelled to as many as eighteen major opera houses in Europe and in Asia. Thus, it has well amortized its production costs, at least its elaborate sets, costumes and machinery. In Europe, between 1985 and 2005, Rinaldo has been seen in Milan, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Geneva, Venice and several opera houses in smaller cities...
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