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Comic operas in Berlin,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

I spent a few days in Berlin and had the opportunity to hear and see two premieres -- ie new productions -- of two very different comic operas: Mozart's Così fan tutte and Verdi's Falstaff. The choice was not based on mere chance. Every night the three main Berlin opera houses (and a few minor establishments) offer a large selection to pick from. As I had seen Così at the Summer Salzburg Festival [New Directions, 31 August 2013] and Falstaff in Ravenna [Brilliant Ideas, 24 November 2013] and at La Scala [New Tricks?, 19 January 2013], I thought it would be interesting to compare the new Berlin productions of the two operas with other recent new productions now travelling in several European countries...

Copyright © 31 December 2013 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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BERLIN

GERMANY

AUSTRIA

ITALY

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

GIUSEPPE VERDI

FALSTAFF

DONALD RUNNICLES

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