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New Year in Italy, by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

In Italy, like in many other countries, the Christmas / New Year season provides the opportunity for concerts, ballet and opera. In many towns the baroque churches are the perfect setting for instrumental and choral music. The opera houses normally give priority to ballet — a family entertainment. In this report, I focus only on four events to give the flavor of holiday music in Italy to Music & Vision readers, especially to those who may think of spending a few days between Christmas and New Year in this country in future years...

Copyright © 3 January 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ITALY

CHRISTMAS

LA FENICE

VENICE

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

GIUSEPPE VERDI

LA TRAVIATA

ROME

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

SWAN LAKE

OTTORINO RESPIGHI

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CHORAL MUSIC

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